Social Impact Assessment (SIA) and Social Impact Management Plan (SIMP)

July 05, 2018

According to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) Act, 2013, it is mandatory to conduct a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) and prepare a Social Impact Management Plan (SMP) for acquisition of land by government for its own use, hold and control or by public-private partnership or by private acquisition for public purposes.

The overall objective of the Act is to make the land acquisition process participatory, humane, informed and transparent. The Act also stipulates that an SIA study for land acquisition shall demonstrate or justify the following