Land Acquisition Reforms

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    Land Acquisition Bill to be cleared by cabinet today.

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    Great news - thanks for this!! Waiting eagerly for further details.
     
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    Cabinet may clear Land Acquisition Bill today

    The Union Cabinet is likely to approve the much-awaited Land Acquisition Bill for consideration at its meeting on Thursday.

    The bill was finalised last week by the Rural Development Ministry incorporating the suggestion of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi who had asked the government to take consent from 80 percent land owners for purchase of land for the purpose of setting up industries and PPP projects.

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi did not favour the Group of Minister's proposal that consent of two-third of "land losers" (from whom land would be purchased) was enough for acquiring land for industries and PPP projects.

    Minister of State for Rural Development Lalchand Kataria said the bill has provision for return of the unutilised land. Land Acquisition Act, 1894 has no provision for return of the unutilised land.

    Clause 95 of the new bill provides that when any land or part thereof, acquired under this Act remains unutilised for a period of 10 years from the date of taking over the possession, it shall return to the land bank of the appropriate government by reversion, he had informed Parliament.

    "It won't be more than 80 per cent and it won't be less than 67 per cent," was the reply of Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh when asked about the consent clause in the bill.

    The GoM had suggested that the consent clause should be kept at 67 per cent for PPP projects and private projects.

    The government had constituted the GoM after some ministers voiced strong reservation against certain provisions of the Bill at the Cabinet meeting.

    Earlier, Kataria had informed the Rajya Sabha that the Government intends to introduce the official amendments to the LARR Bill, 2011 (Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill) in the Lok Sabha in the Winter Session of Parliament.

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    Cabinet may clear Land Acquisition Bill today
     
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    The Draft Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation & Resettlement Bill, 2011

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    Some amendments are to be expected before it is tabled in Parliament houses.
     
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    Additional changes to be made in Bill 77 -

    Land acquisition bill in propose retrospective application






    Land bill in cabinet today, changes propose retrospective application - Indian Express
     
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    nothing but if this bill is passed it would open cane of worms
     
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    Land acquisition policy needs to be updated. Its a major bottleneck in every development project. Can't go on implementing modern infra projects based on 120yr old law.
     
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    Bill to be tabled in budget session.

    Expect a lot of fireworks during that session.

    Land acquisition, Food Security Bill & Promotions Quota bill to keep the country entertained !
     
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    The Corporate lobby will not like Land Acquisition bill.I thought this bill went to some EGoM
     
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    It has cleared EGoM after Raajmata exercised her powers & made amendments which many corporate lobbyists don't like.
     
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    Land acquisition bill: Jairam Ramesh reach out to the opposition

    Land acquisition bill: Jairam Ramesh reach out to the opposition - The Economic Times

    Jairam Ramesh meets Jaitley, Yechury; seeks support on land bill
     
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    Can someone explain this bill in a nutshell ? Major implications ?
     

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