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India's infrastructure dilemma

In India, land acquisition to build infrastructure such as industrial parks and railways is a sensitive subject.

Local people such as farmers often oppose such plans, arguing that although they are paid compensation for land, the money runs out and they are left without a livelihood.

In Raigad, a district near Mumbai, opposition is mounting to government land acquisition plans.

Meanwhile, intense opposition can discourage business investment, as the BBC's Sameer Hashmi reports.

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