Amendment to do away with requirement of social impact assessment, consent of 70% landowners for PPP projects in infrastructure

Need for consent of affected families and social-impact assessment could go

New Delhi : Following parliament approval in September last year, the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, came into force on

The new act sets compensation limits and resettlement of affected families

India’s new land acquisition Act came into force on Wednesday, mandating compensation limits and the resettlement and rehabilitation of affected families, a critical reform aimed at making the process fairer and more transparent.

Despite the 1984 amendment of
the Land Acquisition Act, 1894,
the judiciary has continued to
allow farmland to be acquired
freely, with