Corporate Citizenship

Rehabilitation & Resettlement

As a socially conscious enterprise, NTPC has been very sensitive to the needs of the Project Affected Persons (PAP's) unsettled by the construction of a plant. The population getting affected by such projects/plants need to be given special attention to protect their rights, minimise their losses and to help them to restore a secure means of livelihood.

In line with its social objectives, NTPC has always paid greater attention to developing robust rehabilitation strategies focusing on the effective rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) of PAPs and also community development works in and around the projects. The corporation is passionate about ensuring that sense of displacement felt in the local communities is minimal. As one of the pioneers in formulating comprehensive resettlement and rehabilitation policies for addressing the issue of PAPs, it is considered a flag bearer on this issue in the corporate sector.

  • NTPC formulated the “Policy on facilities to be given to land oustees” in 1980.
    First generation projects of NTPC were provided facilities as per this Policy Read more...
     
  • A comprehensive R&R Policy was formulated by NTPC in May-1993 which was also approved by the Government of India and the World Bank NTPC R&R Policy-1993. List of projects where R&R has been addressed as per this policy has been provided at Read more...
     
  • Based on learning's in the area of R&R, good practices implemented by NTPC, future strategies and aligning with the Union Government’s National Policy on Rehabilitation & Resettlement (NPRR)-2003, NTPC revised its R&R Policy in June-2005 NTPC R&R Policy-2005. List of projects where R&R has been addressed as per this policy has been provided at  Read more...
     
  • To address social issues at the exploratory stage of its prospective Greenfield/Expansion projects and to win the confidence of local population of such projects by way of building positive image of the company. NTPC enters the area by initiating actions in line with its 'Initial Community Development (ICD) Policy-2009' soon after land and water commitments are received from the respective State Governments for setting up a project. List of projects where the ICD Plan has been formulated has been provided at  Read more...
  • In view of the promulgation of The Union Government’s National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy-2007 (NRRP-07), NTPC has revised its R&R Policy on 03.06.2010 by retaining its learning’s and well structured mechanism to address R&R issues and aligning with provisions of NRRP-07.
Rehabilitation facility

Rehabilitation is a slow and continuous process, which requires an organized effort over time. NTPC’s R&R policy formulations are driven by the objective that over a period of time, the affected community regains,if not improves their previous / customary standard of living and production levels. As per the Policy, a detailed Socio-economic Survey (SES) is conducted by a professional agency to create a baseline data of prospective Project Affected Persons (PAPs). This follows formulation of a ‘Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plan’ (R&R Plan) after adequate consultation with stakeholders in the Village Development Advisory Committee (VDAC), which comprises representatives of PAPs, Gram Panchayats, NTPC and District Administration. R&R Plan consists of measures for rehabilitation, resettlement and community development issues.

To maintain complete transparency during R&R implementation, 'Public Information Centres (PIC)' are set up to disseminate R&R related information and for grievance redressal, if any. Experienced sociologists are on board for extensive interactions with the project affected persons (PAPs).

On the successful completion of the R&R plan, a ‘Social Impact Evaluation (SIE)’ is carried out via a professional agency to evaluate the efficacy of R&R Plan implementation for future learning and course corrections. Further, need based community development activities are continued to be undertaken in the neighbouring areas of the project under NTPC’s Corporate Social Responsibility-Community and Development (CSR-CD) Policy after the R&R Plan is completed.

All the R&R issues at the projects are in strict compliance with the Government of India’s R&R policy.

To ensure that our project specific Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plans are all encompassing and the most comprehensive possible, local State Government’s  R&R policy,  Sector specific and Government directives including The Ministry of Environment & Forests stipulations are painstakingly considered and incorporated in the formulation of the plan.

For addressing LA and R&R issues, NTPC has taken following new initiatives:

  • A dedicated Land Acquisition (LA) Group has been created at Corporate R&R and at Regional Head Quarters.
  • Mobile Health Clinics have been started as part of ICD activities at its Nabinagar, North Karanpura and Pakri Barwadih projects.
  • Greenfield ITIs are being set up at 7 projects Read more »

Land Acquisition (LA) and R&R details for ongoing/in-planning projects

Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) benefits extended to Project Affected Persons (PAPs)

R&R issues of the project affected persons are addressed by NTPC by formulating a comprehensive R&R Plan in consultation with stakeholders including PAPs and the respective district administration. R&R Plan covers R&R benefits to be provided to individual PAPs and the need based Community Development (CD) works required to provide a comfortable living standard to PAPs as well as to neighbouring population living near NTPC projects.

Due to State-of-the-art technology adopted for NTPC projects, employment opportunities in the unskilled categories are severely restricted. Therefore based on consultations with the project affected persons and the district administration, rehabilitation benefits for a project have been finalized for PAPs in form of various rehabilitation grants in lieu of employment.

Project  wise LA/R&R details

SN Region/Project/JV Land acquisition (LA) R&R Plan Remarks
I ER-I      
1. Barh Stage-I&II LA Completed R&R Plan Formulated Link-1

Barh, District - Patna, State – Bihar

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time financial assistance to PAPs to purchase land
    • Ex-gratia payment
    • Land development grant on purchase of land
    • Reimbursement of Registration charges and stamp duty
  • Resettlement Grant
    • No house was acquired for the project
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Construction of School building
    • Installation of Hand Pumps
    • Construction of roads
    • Construction of community centre in all 5 affected villages
    • Vocational Training
2. North Karanpura LA in progress R&R Plan formulated Link-2

North Karanpura, District – Chatra & Hazaribagh, State – Jharkhand

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • Annuity to land losers with provision for escalation
    • One time rehabilitation grant to landless PAPs
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Self-resettlement Grant to Homestead oustees
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Engineering Institute at Hazaribagh
    • Construction/strengthening/diversion of State Highway in the vicinity of the project
    • CD works in the area of health, education, welfare, sports, cultural activities, community infrastructure etc.
II ER-II      
3. Bongaigaon No additional land required R&R (CD) Plan formulated Link-3

Bongaigaon, District – Kokrajhar (BTAD), State – Assam

  • Rehabilitation & Resettlement Grant
    • No private land acquired, hence no provision for R&R Grants
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Setting up of Greenfield ITI
    • Handloom & Textiles
    • Conversion of wooden bridge to RCC bridge
    • Vocational Training
    • Works related to Health, Education, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Road, Community Hall/Panchayat Ghar, Capacity Building, Welfare, Sports, Cultural Activities, and Community Infrastructure etc.
4. Darlipalli LA in progress R&R Plan to be formulated  
5. Gajmara LA in progress R&R Plan to be formulated  
III NR      
6. Tanda-II LA in progress R&R Plan formulated Link-4

Tanda Stage-II, District – Ambedkar Nagar, State – Uttar Pradesh

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • Annuity in lieu of employment with provision of enhancement every year.
      Or
      Lump sum amount in lieu of employment
    • Rehabilitation Grant in terms of Minimum Agricultural Wage (MAW) to PAPs losing land
    • Subsistence allowance
    • Land development Grant on purchase of land
    • Agriculture production assistance on purchase of land
    • Rehabilitation Grant to labourer
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Self-resettlement Grant to Homestead oustees (HSOs)
      Or
      Plot in resettlement colony and resettlement grant
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Works related to Health, Education, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Road, Community Hall/Panchayat Ghar, Capacity Building, Welfare, Sports, Cultural Activities, and Community Infrastructure etc.
7. Bilhaur LA in progress R&R Plan to be formulated  
IV SR      
8. Kudgi LA in progress R&R Plan formulated Link-5

Kudgi, District - Bijapur, State – Karnataka

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time rehabilitation grant in lieu of employment to land losers
    • Subsistence allowance
    • Special ex-gratia
    • Actual land registration and stamp duty on purchase of land
    • Land development Grant for maximum on purchase of land
    • Lump sum Grant for Agriculture production
    • One time rehabilitation Grant to agricultural labourers
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Self-resettlement Grant to Homestead oustees (HSOs)
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Outreach Hospital for PAPs
    • Memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with ITI
    • Works related to Roads, Education, Health, Sanitation, Welfare, Drinking water, Village electrification etc
V WR-I      
9. Mouda Stage-I&II LA completed R&R Plan formulated Link-6

Mouda Stage-I&II, District - Nagpur, State – Maharashtra

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time Monetary benefit in lieu of employment to land losers
    • One time Rehabilitation Grant
    • Monetary benefit against 15% developed land
    • Ex-gratia payment for PAP under linear acquisition
  • Resettlement Grant
    • No house acquired for the project
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Support for ITI Mouda
    • Support to Yogiraj Hospital, Ramtek
    • Support to State program of tree plantation
    • Sanitation works
    • Capacity building
    • Women empowerment
    • Support to vulnerable persons,
    • Health initiatives
    • Monetary grant to 6 affected villages for community infrastructure development works
10. Solapur LA completed R&R Plan formulated Link-7

Solapur, District - Solapur, State – Maharashtra

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time financial assistance to PAPs
    • One time financial assistance to labourers
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Self-resettlement Grant to Homestead oustees
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Augmentation of Water Supply Scheme for Solapur City
    • Construction of Solapur Power Training Institute
    • Railway over Bridge and connecting roads
    • Renovation of Rangabhawan
    • Works related to drinking water, education, sanitation, health, infrastructure, electrification, transportation training etc
VI WR-II      
11. Gadarwara LA completed R&R Plan formulated Link-8

Gadarwara, District - Narsinghpur, State – Madhya Pradesh

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time Rehabilitation Grant in lieu of employment
    • Additional special Rehabilitation Grant to each HSO
    • Rehabilitation grant to senior citizen and vulnerable persons who are dependent on PAPs
    • Reimbursement of registration charges and stamp duty on purchase of land by PAP.
    • Land development grant
    • Agriculture assistance
    • Rehabilitation Grant to labourer/landless
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Self-resettlement Grant to Homestead oustees
    • Transportation grant
    • Assistance for cattle shed
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Engineering College at Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh)
    • Works related to Drinking water, Sanitation, Education, Health, Community infrastructure works, Cement Concrete Road etc
12. Khargone LA completed R&R Plan to be formulated  
13. Barethi LA in progress R&R Plan formulated Link-9

Barethi Super Thermal Power Project, District - Chhatarpur, State – Madhya Pradesh

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time Rehabilitation Grant in lieu of employment
    • Additional special Rehabilitation Grant to each HSO
    • Rehabilitation grant to senior citizen and vulnerable persons who are dependent on PAPs
    • Reimbursement of registration charges and stamp duty on purchase of land by PAP.
    • Land development grant
    • Agriculture assistance
    • Rehabilitation Grant to labourer/landless
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Free Residential plot to HSO
      OR
      Self-resettlement Grant to Homestead oustees (HSOs)
    • Transportation grant
    • Assistance for cattle shed
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Works related to Drinking water, Sanitation, Education, Health, Community infrastructure works, Road, irrigation etc
14. Lara LA in progress R&R Plan formulated Link-10

Lara, District - Raigarh, State – Chhattisgarh

  • Rehabilitation grant
    • Annuity in lieu of employment
      Or
      Lumpsum payment to PAPs
    • Rehabilitation Grant to women Self Help Group (SHG) PAPs
    • Rehabilitation Grant to non-agricultural labourer/landless
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Self-resettlement Grant to Homestead oustees
      Or
      Free of cost plot and Resettlement grant
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Setting up of IIIT at Raipur
    • Financial assistance to Medical College cum Hospital, Raigarh
    • Financial assistance to Engineering College, Raigarh
    • Financial assistance for construction of new ITI/ up-gradation of Govt. ITI
    • Works related to Link road, Drinking water, Health, Education, Sanitation, Roads, Village infrastructure, Community infrastructure, Welfare etc
15. Korba Stage-III LA completed R&R Plan formulated Link-11

Korba Stage-III, District – Korba, State – Chhattisgarh

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time Financial Grant
    • Subsistence grant
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Self-resettlement Grant and ash bricks
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Setting up a Greenfield ITI (Rs. 10.0 crore)
    • Works related to Health, Education, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Road, Community Hall/Panchayat Ghar, Capacity Building, Welfare, Sports, Cultural Activities, and Community Infrastructure etc.
16 Vindhyachal Stage-IV LA in completed R&R Plan formulated Link-12
Vindhyachal Stage-IV, District - Singrauli, State – Madhya Pradesh
  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time rehabilitation grant to land losers
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Self-resettlement Grant to Homestead oustees
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Works related to Health, Education, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Road, Community Hall/Panchayat Ghar, Capacity Building, Welfare, Sports, Cultural Activities, and Community Infrastructure etc.
VII Hydro      
17 Koldam LA completed R&R Plan formulated Link-13

Koldam (Hydro), District – Bilaspur, State – Himachal Pradesh

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time Landless Grant, Eligible family Grants
    • Financial grant for starting Income Generating Scheme / Self employment project
    • Preferential rights in project reservoir as of mode livelihood
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Houseless Grant, residential plot
    • Infrastructure Facilities - Electrification for street light, drinking water, pucca road / path, Sulabh Sauchalaya, school, dispensary, village pond, panchayat ghar
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Hydro Engineering College at Bilaspur (HP)\
    • Works related to Health, Education, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Road, Community Hall/Panchayat Ghar, Capacity Building, Welfare, Sports, Cultural Activities, and Community Infrastructure etc.
18 Tapovan-Vishnugad LA completed R&R Plan formulated Link-14

Tapovan Vishnugad (Hydro), District – Chamoli, State – Uttrakhand

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time financial grant including land compensation
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Setting up a Women's Polytechnic at Dhal
    • Long term water supply arrangement for Joshimath area
    • Works related to Health, Education, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Road, Community Hall/Panchayat Ghar, Capacity Building, Welfare, Sports, Cultural Activities, and Community Infrastructure etc.
19 Lata-Tapovan LA completed R&R Plan formulated Link-15

Lata Tapovan (Hydro), District – Chamoli, State – Uttrakhand

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time financial grant including land compensation
  • Resettlement Grant
    • No house acquired for the project
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Water supply, drainage and sanitation
    • Community Infrastructure
    • Electrification including solar based lighting and heating system
    • Health and education
    • Animal husbandry and veterinary activities
    • Cultural & Sports and Sports activities
    • Training etc.
VIII Mining      
20 Pakri Barwadih LA in progress R&R Plan formulated Link-16

Pakri-Barwadih Coal mining Project, District – Hazaribagh, State – Jharkhand

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • Annuity scheme for project affected persons with provision of increment every two year.
    • Annuity to Vulnerable persons
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Constructed house to all Homestead oustees (HSOs) in R&R Colony
    • Constructed house to each affected families below poverty line without homestead land but residing in project area in R&R Colony
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Construction of an ITI
    • Works related to Health, Education, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Road, Community Hall/Panchayat Ghar, Capacity Building, Welfare, Sports, Cultural Activities, and Community Infrastructure etc.
21 Chatti Bariyatu LA in progress R&R Plan formulated Link-17

Chatti Bariatu Coal mining Project, District – Hazaribagh, State – Jharkhand

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • Annuity scheme for project affected persons with provision of increment every two year.
    • Annuity to Vulnerable persons
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Constructed house to all Homestead oustees (HSOs) in R&R Colony
    • Constructed house to each affected families below poverty line without homestead land but residing in project area in R&R Colony
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Works related to Health, Education, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Road, Community Hall/Panchayat Ghar, Capacity Building, Welfare, Sports, Cultural Activities, and Community Infrastructure etc.
22 Kerandari LA in progress R&R Plan formulated Link-18

Kerandari Coal mining Project, District – Hazaribagh, State – Jharkhand

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • Annuity scheme for project affected persons with provision of increment every two year.
    • Annuity to Vulnerable persons
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Constructed house to all Homestead oustees (HSOs) in R&R Colony
    • Constructed house to each affected families below poverty line without homestead land but residing in project area in R&R Colony
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Works related to Health, Education, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Road, Community Hall/Panchayat Ghar, Capacity Building, Welfare, Sports, Cultural Activities, and Community Infrastructure etc.
23 Dulanga LA in progress R&R Plan formulated Link-19

Dulanga Coal mining Project, District – Sundargarh, State – Odisha

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time cash assistance in lieu of employment
    • Monthly financial assistance for social security measure in form of Annuity
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Constructed house to all Homestead oustees (HSOs) in R&R Colony
      Or
      Self-resettlement Grant for house building and residential plot
    • Transportation allowance
    • House rent assistance in lieu of temporary shed
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Setting up of a Polytechnic
    • Works related to Health, Education, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Road, Community Hall/Panchayat Ghar, Capacity Building, Welfare, Sports, Cultural Activities, and Community Infrastructure etc.
24 Talaipalli LA in progress R&R Plan formulated Link-20

Talaipalli Coal mining Project, District – Raigarh, State – Chhattisgarh

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • Annuity scheme for project affected persons
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Constructed house to all Homestead oustees (HSOs) in R&R Colony
      Or
      Self-resettlement Grant for house construction
    • Transportation Grant
    • Resettlement Grant
    • Arrangement of Transport facility for affected families residing at R&R Colony.
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Adoption of Govt. ITI at Pussore, District-Raigarh
    • Works related to Health, Education, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Road, Community Hall/Panchayat Ghar, Capacity Building, Welfare, Sports, Cultural Activities, and Community Infrastructure etc.
IX JV      
25 Nabinagar (BRBCL) LA in progress R&R Plan to be formulated  
26 Nabinagar (NGGC) LA in progress R&R Plan to be formulated  
27 Muzzaffarpur (KBUNL) LA in progress R&R Plan formulated Link-21

Muzaffarpur Stage-II, District - Muzaffarpur, State – Bihar

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • Rehabilitation Grant to land losers covered in land compensation paid by the district administration as per Bihar Govt Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy-2007
    • Rehabilitation Grant to Agricultural labourer
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Self-resettlement Grant to Homestead oustees (HSOs)
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Works related to Solar light, Health, Education, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Community Hall/Panchayat Ghar, Capacity Building, Welfare, Sports, Cultural Activities, and Community Infrastructure etc.
28 Meja (MUNPL) LA in progress R&R Plan formulated Link-22

Meja, District - Allahabad, State – Uttar Pradesh

  • Rehabilitation Grant
    • One time financial assistance to PAPs
    • Subsistence allowance
    • Land development grant on purchase of land
    • Reimbursement of registration charges and stamp duty on purchase of land
  • Resettlement Grant
    • Self-resettlement Grant to Homestead oustees
  • Community Development (CD) works
    • Works related to CD works in the area of health, education, drinking water, sanitation, road, community hall/panchayat ghar, capacity building, welfare, sports, cultural activities, community infrastructure etc.
29 Lakhisarai (LBCPL) LA to be started R&R Plan to be formulated