The displaced and their advocates have been campaigning for a law that will limit the coercive power of the State in taking over land. The Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011 adopts some of the language and concerns from the sites of conflict.

The 2011 Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill on land acquisition recently tabled in Parliament is well-intentioned but seriously flawed. Its principal defect is that it attaches an arbitrary mark-up to the historical market price to determine compensation amounts. This will guarantee neither social justice nor the efficient use of resources.

The hearing on the petition filed by Tata Motors Ltd challenging the Constitutional validity of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011 in the Calcutta High Court was concluded her

The State Advocate General, Mr Anindya Mitra, on Thursday said that the West Bengal Government was agreeable to provide compensation to Tata Motors Ltd as fixed by the district judge of Hooghly und

Kolkata The West Bengal government on Thursday said it agrees to the high court’s proposal of laying down the guidelines for compensation to be given to Tata Motors. However, Tata Motors has stated that the high court cannot set such guidelines.

The West Bengal Government on Thursday told the Calcutta High Court that it was ready to compensate Tata Motors for taking over the land of the now relocated Tata Motors small car factory at Singur according to the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act if the company applies to the District Judge of Hooghly.

Kolkata In a significant development in the Tata Motors vs State of West Bengal case, the high court has said that it can lay down the basic principles of compensation based on section 23 and 24 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894. It has also asked advocate general Anindya Mitra to find out whether the state will oppose any such observation.

The Karnataka government, which is in the thick of controversy over acquisition of land for several big-ticket investors, is in no mood to accept certain changes proposed in the new Land Acquisitio

Farmers whose land has to be acquired for the Navi Mumbai International Airport have demanded a hefty compensation of Rs 20 crore an acre at Panvel near here.
According to real estate experts, that is nearly five times the prevailing price of an acre on the old Mumbai-Pune highway, just seven km from the notified airport area. The market price varies from Rs 3-4 crore.

Read text of the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011 introduced in the Lok Sabha today by rural development minister Jairam Ramesh. It will replace Land Acquisition Act 1894.