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India: Internally Displaced People

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL1185, tabled on 22 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of India to secure resettlement for those required to leave protected forest areas in (1) Kerala, and (2) other states.

Answered on

8 July 2022

We are aware of recent reports regarding the resettlement of those required to leave protected forest areas. Where we have concerns, we raise them directly with the Government of India, including at Ministerial level. The British High Commission in New Delhi and our network of Deputy High Commissions will continue to follow these reports closely, while recognising that this is a matter for India.

The British Deputy High Commissioner in Bangalore met the Chief Secretary of Kerala on 7 June 2022 where they discussed sustainable development, amongst other topics.