New Delhi: Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement should come out of boardroom discussions, Rusen Kumar, India CSR Founder said at National conference and awards on Land Acquisition, Resettlement & Rehabilitation (R&R), and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The conference was aimed at equipping stakeholders with the knowledge and skills required for compliance with the legal and procedural aspects of the The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 and to address the community processes of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The inaugural session saw eminent experts from industries, academia and civil society. Prof. Saurabh Mittal (GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research, Greater Noida) welcomed all the corporate leaders and elaborated on the relevance of the conference topic in today’s scenario.
Sarva Mitra Sharma, Excecutive Advisor said, “Without well being of the community affected, the industries cannot grow.”
With displacement, growth can not happen, he added.
Mukesh Kumar, Senior Programme Executive, IICA said, “Companies have made tremendous efforts in CSR and R&R. ”
India CSR founder – Rusen Kumar added, “Land conflicts are a major cause of civil unrest in the country and constitute a grave challenge to the authority of the State, on one hand and the democratic rights of citizens, on the other. It is important to strike a balance between the need for land for developmental activities and the need to adequately address the issues raised by those impacted by the acquisition of land.”
The forum was attended by those involved in project planning and successful implementation, project managers, practitioners and people involved in project administration from public and private sector. The is relevant for middle and junior level officials posted in the LA, R&R, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility departments Public Sector Undertakings and corporates, tasked with implementation of The RFCTLARR Act, 2013. It is equally relevant to SIA state Authorities, SIA agencies, NGOs, current and prospective practitioners.