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The Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Government of Odisha, as per Resolution No. 20214/RDM-RRC-Policy-005-2014, Dt. 11.07.2014, has established the State Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Unit at the Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS), Bhubaneswar, Odisha to work as an independent organisation for conducting various Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Studies. The State SIA Unit is responsible for engaging qualified SIA Resource Partners and Practitioners to conduct the SIA studies. Accordingly, the State SIA Unit has empanelled 42 agencies to carry out SIA studies for Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement. Further, it conducts training and capacity building programmes for the SIA team and makes available manuals, tools, comparative case study reports and other materials required for the analyses.

The State SIA Unit is headed by Dr. Shibalal Meher, Professor of Development Studies, NCDS as the Coordinator. Since inception, a total of 95 SIA Studies have been assigned to different empanelled resource agencies as on 04.12.2018. Out of these, so far, 52 numbers of SIA Studies have been completed. List of the SIA studies completed during 2017-18 are furnished below:

Completed SIA Studies during 2017-18

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Development of Biju Patnaik International Airport at Jagamara for Ac. 0.096

ARDRA Consulting Services Private. Ltd, Bhubaneswar


Construction of Canals of Chamundarasi, Temurpalli and Jarahiguda MIPs in MathiliTahasil and TamasanalaandKoyagiri MIPs in Malkangiri Tahasil of Malkangiri

PURVASHA, Bhubaneswar


Construction of Minor Irrigation Canal for Laktiguda MIP

Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), Eastern Regional Office, Bhubaneswar


Khurdha Road- Bolangir New BG Rail Link Project

KARTABYA, Bhubaneswar


HL Overbridge in Jharsuguda District

ERA Consultancy Private Ltd, Bhubaneswar


Talcher- Bimalagarh New B.G.Rail Link Project

CTRAN consulting Ltd. Bhubaneswar


Sambalpur-Talcher Doubling Railway Line.

Research & Information centre for Orissa (RICOR)


Khurdha Road- Bolangir New BG Rail Link Project (Boudh โ€“ 25 villages).

Association for Development Initiative (ADI), New Delhi


Construction of Road over Bridge near Lingaraj Passenger Halt

ARDRA Consulting Services Private. Ltd, Bhubaneswar


Khurda Road Bolangir New BG Rail Link Project (Subarnapur โ€“ 15 villages)

GEOENVITECH Research & Consultancy Services Private. Ltd., Bhubaneswar


Khurdha Road- Bolangir New BG Rail Link Project (Boudh โ€“ 20 villages)

Life Academy of Vocational Studies (LAVS), Bhubaneswar


Construction of Haridaspur-Paradeep New BG Rail Link Project (Kendrapara & Jajpur)

Research and Analysis Consultants (RAC), Bhubaneswar

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