Friday, November 9, 2012

The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill

Features of the Bill are:
  1.  Appropriate compensation for land losers and labourers dependent on the land proposed to be acquired for living.
  2.  The definition of public purpose has been elaborated to avoid confusion. It defines public purpose as land use for strategic purposes, infrastructure and industry. 
  3. Different land acquisition norms of rural and urban areas.
  4. The states will be free to make their own land acquisition laws.
  5. The Bill would give enhanced compensation and relief and rehabilitation (R&R) package to displaced persons.
  6. The draft makes consent of at least 80 per cent landowners mandatory if acquisition is for private projects.
There are many other features but only important ones are listed.

The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, PRS India

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