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Prior to the Sardar Sarovar Project, there was no definite rehabilitation policy in the country. Resettlement was treated on an individual basis and no measures were taken to rehabilitate the entire village. Compensation for land was given to the oustees according to the Land Acquisition Act, 1894


The Sardar Sarovar Project for the most part, affects the tribal areas in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. However, with the SSP, there came an opportunity for the affected communities to look for a new way of life, one that was marked with better living conditions and better hopes for the younger generations. Merely providing compensation for the land was not sufficient for the resettlement of tribal communities as in most cases, they are not equipped with the means and the know-how to deal with a changed social and economic milieu. What was required instead was a comprehensive rehabilitation policy. With the commencement of SSP, it was realized that rehabilitation called for careful planning as tribal development formed an integral part of the issues that the Project was faced with.   

  Resettling of PAFs 

The NWDT gave certain directions for R&R to the Gujarat government, and these directions form the basis of the rehabilitation policy in India. The Award allowed for the choice of states between MP, Gujarat and Maharashtra to the oustee families for resettlement. Out of the total number of project-affected families, 19,851 families are expected to choose Gujarat as their resettlement state.

Distribution of R & R

District GUJ PAFs MP PAFs MH PAFs Total
Vadodara 82 57 14 153
Narmada 27 2 3 32
Kheda 0 14 0 14
Bharuch 0 13 0 13
Ahmedabad 0 11 0 11
Panchmahals 1 10 0 11
Surat 0 1 1 2
Total 110 108 18 236

 
     
   

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