Training on Social Impact Assessment, Resettlement & Rehabilitation


The experience of acquisition of land for industrial and development projects, over the last seven decades, has highlighted the significant opposition of civil society on account of adverse impacts on the habitation and livelihoods of affected people. 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.

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (RFCTLARR Act, 2013) seeks to obviate the possibility of conflicts by ensuring a more equitable distribution of developmental gains. The RFCTLARR Act, 2013 and the Rules framed thereunder, in 2014, has incorporated a comprehensive operational framework with clear assignation of roles and responsibilities to Panchayat and Municipal representative bodies, state SIA Authorities, SIA expert Group, district administration, Government and Requiring Body.

TERI has designed two training programmes (three day and five day) to equip stakeholders with the knowledge and skills required for compliance with the legal and procedural aspects of the Act and to address the community processes of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation.

Who should attend?

The three day programme is suitable for supervisory officials in LA, R&R unit of Government Departments, PSU and Corporates. It provides a holistic understanding of the area of LA, R&R to successfully oversee land acquisition related activities.

The five day programme is designed for middle and junior level officials posted in the LA, R&R units tasked with implementation of The RFCTLARR Act, 2013. It will be equally useful to SIA state Authorities, SIA agencies, NGOs, current and prospective practitioners.

The participants will learn about

  • The legal and operational framework of RFCTLARR Act, 2013 and Rules, 2014.
  • The socio-economic, cultural and ecological systems in which project-affected communities exist, to better understand the likely social costs of projects and ways of mitigating or negating the adverse impacts.
  • The differential and cumulative impacts of land acquisition in near and long term on various population segments including dalits and women and the appropriate measures and strategies for mitigation of adverse impacts.
  • Approaches, practices and measures, from national and global arena, that result in successful R&R outcomes.

Training Methodology

  • Lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Case studies
  • Workshops

Training calendar

Month 3 day programme 5 day programme
December 2017 7th - 9th 18th - 22nd
January 2018 29th - 31st 15th - 19th
February 2018 19th - 21st 05th - 09th
April 2018 16th - 18th 02nd - 06th
The training calendar for subsequent months will be notified in February, 2018

Details of training programmes

Duration 3 days programme 5 days programme
Venue TERI, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi TERI, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Expected intake About 20 participants About 25 participants
Minimum participation 15 participants required 20 participants required
Fee Structure Rs 20,000/- per participant inclusive of GST Rs 30,000/- per participant inclusive of GST
Frequency The programmes will be conducted every month The programmes will be conducted every month
Last date of registration 7 days before the start date of training 7 days before the start date of training
Accomodation for outstation participants To be arranged by TERI and charged as per actual rates. The cost per participant will be Rs 6000/- per day excluding taxes To be arranged by TERI and charged as per actual rates. The cost per participant will be Rs 6000/- per day excluding taxes

Training Content

The training programme will provide insights into the sociological contexts of project affected people and the legislative precepts and procedures enshrined in The RFCTLARR Act, 2013. The participants will also learn about the emerging best practices, safeguard policies of multilateral and bilateral funding agencies, latest approaches and methods of LA, R&R for effective design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of land acquisition-related activities. The course content aims at providing a holistic understanding of the entire field of land acquisition, involuntary displacement and resettlement using the Systems approach.

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Programme Director

Dr. Preeti Jain Das, Senior Fellow
Phone: 9650173999 (M)
011-24682100, 011-41504900 (O)

Programme Cordinator

Ms. Vidhu Kapur, Research Associate
Phone: 9971709277 (M)
011-24682100, 011-41504900 (O)