Insecurities and Human Rights Issues of People Affected by Development-Induced Displacement

  • Pinki Kumari Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, India
Keywords: Project Affected People, Displaced People, Land Acquisition


Development and displacement seem to be directly related to each other. As India is a densely populated country, any development project leads to the displacement of lakhs of people. Displacement is not just the physical relocation of displaced people but is also associated with social and economic consequences that disrupt the lives of people. The insecurities resulting from the same are manifold. They include human insecurity, social insecurity, economic insecurity, food insecurity, health insecurity, and gender-based insecurity. This paper briefly analyses the situation of displacement in India and reflects on the insecurities faced by the people displaced due to development projects.


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