Social Impact Assessment Study is considered to be the process of identifying the social impacts of land acquisition as per The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013 (RFCTLAR&R Act). It is used to predict and mitigate negative impacts and identify opportunities to enhance benefits for affected communities and societies. Rajagiri outREACH has been given the responsibility as the State Level Social Impact Assessment Unit by the Revenue (B) Department, Government of Kerala. This assessment is conducted under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act 2013.
Rajagiri outREACH is empanelled by Kerala State Revenue (B) Department to conduct Social Impact Studies at State Level and is also empanelled by the District Administration of Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Palakkad District to conduct District Level SIA
Studies as per Sub-Section (I) of Section 4 of the RFCTLAR&R Act 2013. The SIA study includes the survey of the affected persons, Public-Hearing meetings and eventually to submit the report to the concerned District Collectors, Requiring Bodies and other officials.
Since November 2016, Eighty seven Social Impact Assessment Studies have been entrusted by the Revenue (B) Department, Government of Kerala and Fourteen District Administration, to Rajagiri outREACH..