Research article


Malobika Gogoi, Poli Gogoi, Pubali Sharma, Akash Jyoti Borthakur

Online First: November 30, 2022

Every political, economic, and development endeavour has both positive and negative effects on the population, increasing some people's misery and hopelessness while decreasing it for others. Millions of people are uprooted and resettled annually from their homes, lands, and livelihoods around the world to make way for new construction. For major construction initiatives such dams, reservoirs, power plants, roads, plantations, urban redevelopment, and mining, oil, and gas projects. Development-induced displacement is the name given to this forced migration. People have been uprooted by development not merely from their homes but also from their homelands, to which they may have been bound by distant ancestors. People who are displaced lose an array of objects, some of which are crucial to their survival, such as their residences, productive assets, culture, livelihoods, and environmental conditions appropriate for their knowledge and practises. They also lose their social networks and a sense of identity. The resources they have access to and the challenges they encounter in their new area determine the extent of their misery. Both the development project and the relocation may be justified if adequate compensation is offered in the form of financial incentives and rehabilitation. The study will give a general review of development-induced displacement instances, including how many people are affected, its key causes and effects. It will also highlight a few suggested policies for welfare-oriented growth and sustainable development that benefits everyone equally.


Development, Displacement, India, People,