A comparative analysis of resettlement policy based on international perspective: A case study on Khulna railway station remodeling project, Bangladesh

A comparative analysis of resettlement policy based on international perspective: A case study on Khulna railway station remodeling project, Bangladesh

Author: 
Bijoy Dash Gupta, Md. SohelRana and Jannat Ara Ferdousi
Abstract: 

This paper discusses the current process of eviction and resettlement of Khulna railway station remodeling project, and proposes proper compensation guidelines to ensure appellativewellbeing of the evicted slum dwellers and shopkeepers.Both legal and illegal land dwellers get resettled when a project requires land but there is no provision for compensation for illegal land dwellers in resettlement policies of Bangladesh. However, in policy guidelines of international organizations like World Bank and Asian Development Bank, provision for compensation for legal and illegal land dwellers have been kept to ensure wellbeing. The eviction of Khulna railwaystation remodeling was carried out following their own policy guideline. Thus evicted slum dwellers and shopkeepers didn’t receive any compensation for their loss. The objective of this study was to propose proper compensation guideline to mitigate the loss faced by evicted people and draw a proper framework to assure their wellbeing. Several focused group discussion and surveys were conducted under this study for figuring out the procedure of this eviction process. Different international organizations policy was reviewed to outline best practice in resettlement process and various case studies were demonstrated to show good practice of resettlement in Bangladesh.

Paper No: 
1296