NAC for 100% land acquisition by govt

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  1. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

    Aug 17, 2009
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    NAC for 100% land acquisition by govt/795613/0

    Posted: Thu May 26 2011, New Delhi:

    With Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee resigning from the Union Cabinet to take over as the Chief Minister of West Bengal, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) today completely sidelined her objections against government role in land acquisition — even for private industry.
    “The government will be acquiring 100 per cent of the land for public purpose by offering very good compensation to landowners. If the public purpose is being served by a private industry, then government will acquire land for them as well,” a NAC member told The Indian Express after the meeting chaired by Sonia Gandhi in the capital today.

    With land rate compensation becoming a hot political issue, the NAC also decided to recommend that landowners be given six times the price of plot purchases registered in that area, said a press release issued late in the evening.

    The other recommendations:
    Participatory and full consultation with affected families on acquisition. At least 75 per cent should consent.

    A law to ensure “more barren, less fertile and wastelands have been explored”, before acquisition of agricultural land.

    Land acquired be returned to original owners if it is not used within 5 years.

    Agricultural workers, artisans, fisher-folk and forest-gatherers to be affected by the acquisition should get 10 days’ minimum wages of that area every month for 33 years as compensation.

    Option to seek all or part of the land compensation in annuities.

    A single ‘National Development, Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Act’ in place of the two legislations Amendment to Land Acquisition Act and Resettlement and Rehabilitation Act.

    Establishment of the National Commission for Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (NCLRR) to supervise the implementation of provisions.

    Two per cent of urban land be reserved for urban vendors; a legislation be introduced making it mandatory for government to rehabilitate every manual scavenger.

    Reform of the Integrated Child Development Scheme.

    The decision on government role in acquisition is a major departure from the previous approved amendments that had imposed a ceiling of 30 per cent land acquisition by the government for private industry. More so, the government was allowed to undertake land acquisition for private projects provided the private person had already acquired at least 70 per cent land.

    Even the land compensation rate is a change from previous amendments suggested by the government, where it had stipulated that the market price of top 50 per cent of land transactions during previous three years be taken as the price for compensation. This was to be supplemented with 60 per cent additional solatium.

    While Mamata had opposed any role for government in land acquisition for private projects, the industry was advocating 100 per cent acquisition by the government, citing difficulty in negotiating prices with each land owner. It had recently petitioned Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh against withdrawing government role.

    However, Deshmukh said the single legislation replacing Land Acquisition Act and R&R Act might be a problem. “The Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill provides for rehabilitation of people affected far beyond those getting affected due to implementation of the Land Acquisition Act alone. Its provisions are also for people getting affected due to national calamities and other land acquisition provisions,” the Rural Development Minister said.

    Krishi Bhavan officials said the legislation being proposed by NAC would also cover acquisition for Railways and national highways, for which there is a separate legislation. However, NAC member Harsh Mander contested this argument: “Nobody is stopping to bring those legislations (for Railways and highways) in conformity with the proposed single comprehensive legislation.”
    i though NAC was pro-poor but now i think its pro-upper class.why this people are fooling us.why they want government role in everthing.firstly "PUBLIC PURPOSE" is n1i well defined. even building posh appartments could be consider as public purpose.governemnt would pffer 6 times but what if sale of land has gone by as much as 100% after development.

    why this NAC waalas are utter BENT on destroying indian economy by increasing government expenditure by coming all shorts of moeny guzzling sechmes
  3. amitkriit

    amitkriit Senior Member Senior Member

    Jul 17, 2009
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    La La Land
    I never liked Naxals this much before. If this is the way our government wants to function, I say let the naxals take over the country.
  4. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2009
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    In some cases government role is needed specially when you need large say 1000acre land for industry or infrastructure projects. 'Let the private investors buy themselves' concept has a lot of drawbacks.

    1)The middlemen or dalals pocket a large part of of the amount while helping the investors to purchase land.

    2)The dalas and land mafias buy lands beforehand speculating incresement of land price thus artificially increasing the price.

    3)There are several incidents where landowners were forced to sell their lands by land mafias and dalals. Even some cases documents are signed on gun-point.

    Government acquisition atleast gives whole compensation to land owners + other compensation like security of jobs+ land less people who were dependent on lands were taken under rehabiliation project. Debate can be made on compansation package and other facilities but there is no alternative for government acqauisition for large scale projects. Now dont say we dont need any such projects-that I consider one type of Miopia. If we really need to help the poors we need better infrastructure, industry, job opportunity.
  5. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2009
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    Some steps government should take to avoid diputes-

    1) Creation of land bank after surveying availibility, characteristics, fertility, scope of irrigation etc.

    2) Fertile lands are to be avoided.

    3) They should think of regular income for the land owners rather than one time compensation. They can be ownership of certain part of industrial projects.

    4) creation of jobs for landlesss peasants who are dependent on lands about to be acquired. Generally they come in the forefront of agitation.

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