Land Acquisition in Singur for Industrialization: SEZ, Politics and Economic Intricacy

This paper discusses the issues of land acquisition in changing politico-economic scenario of West Bengal. Here, the land acquisition criteria chosen are due to the peculiar political set up and economic necessities. Also, the chosen criteria are the causes of political turbulence in the state and socio-economic instability in the affected societies. The discussion reveals that though land acquisition is a part and parcel of the industrial and economic development of a region; non-judicious selection of site, method of acquisition etc. may create socio-economic imbalance and hit the aspirations of a section of the population, which ultimately creates conflict and the end result is socio-political disorder.
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