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Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
13-May-2015 12:06 IST
Clearance of Pending Projects

Ministry of Tribal Affairs, as per the directions of erstwhile Planning Commission, issues clearances of ‘Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plan’ of the State Governments in cases of displacement of Scheduled Tribe population, in respect of flood control and irrigation projects only.  The  projects on which advisories on the above were issued by the Ministry during 2014-15 are as follows:



Name of the State

Name of the Project.




Rajiv Dummuguden Lift Irrigation Scheme (RDLIS)




Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Pranahita Chevella Sujala Sravanthi.




Ong Dam Project in Bargarh District




Ranjore Irrigation Project in Bargarh District




Jeera Irrigation Project in Bargarh District.




            The clearance of projects may be withheld if certain essential pre-requisites are not fulfilled, such as the safeguards provided to Scheduled Tribes under ‘Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013’ (LARR Act 2013) are not ensured. If the affected/displaced Scheduled Tribes include forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes as defined under Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006 (in short Forest Rights Act), they cannot be displaced until the rights recognition process is completed and adequate provisions of compensation has not been made before divesting  any person of his forest rights. In such cases, the State Governments concerned are advised to ensure that Rehabilitation and Resettlement of Scheduled Tribes, if affected, is done in accordance with the extant provisions.  This Ministry’s clearance does not involve land diversion.



     This information was given by Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.