The success of any developmental programme cannot be judged only on its effect on income and employment opportunities but more on well being of displaced people through their participation in decision making process and mitigating the adverse impact.
The implementation of the project had adverse impact on people of Palasbari along Brahmaputra from Majirgaon to Kochpara village. But FREMAA managed to handle such huge adverse impact in participatory manner involving the local people, Deputy Commissioner, Circle Officer and ADB’s representatives.
The affected families were provided compensation against land as per the relevant Land Act, however, the compensation against the assets attached to land were paid without depreciation to both titleholders and non titleholders, unlike any other government project. People were paid transfer grant, rental assistance, transitional allowances, monthly subsistence allowance, additional assistance to vulnerable families and onetime financial assistance for loss of livelihood in addition to compensation.
|R & R Cheque Distribution by Circle Officer,|
|Cheque Distribution against direct purchase |
of land by Executive Engineer, SIO
|Handing over of Land to Landless|