Case study on successful land acquisitions in Bihar

  • Blog Post Date 01 March, 2012
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Maitreesh Ghatak

London School of Economics


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Dilip Mookherjee

Boston University


This project addresses the question of compensation policies for rural communities that lose their traditional lands and livelihoods to make way for business (e.g., industry, commercial agriculture, urban development). The empirical study surveys households in affected areas as well as neighbouring non-affected areas in order to estimate the income losses for the former and assess the suitability of compensations offered by the government in relation to their losses.

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