“The archaic Land Acquisition Bill is being misused to displace farmers and take away their land and livelihood but the amended Bill that is coming is even worse,” said farmer Pritam Chaudhary from Saharanpur.

Land use change in Rajasthan resulting in perpetual threat of eviction to local communities: Activists

This draft Bill seeks to balance the need for facilitating land acquisition for various public purposes including infrastructure development, industrialisation and urbanisation, while at the same time meaningfully addressing the concerns of farmers and those whose livelihoods are dependent on the land being acquired.The issue of who acquires lan

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday set aside yet another land acquisition by the Greater Noida Industrial Authority.

The impact of Jairam Ramesh moving into the Rural Development Ministry was evident on the first day itself

JAIPUR: The Jaipur Development Authority's (JDA) dream to launch its biggest housing scheme at Ninder fall flats as the authorities are facing problems in acquiring land, a majority of whom are private land owners. In December 2010, the JDA had proposed this scheme on 1,100 bighas of land at Ninder on Sikar Road for which the authority had to acquire 900 bighas from the private owners.

There was high drama on Tuesday evening when it was announced that 12

Questions invocation of urgency clause for land acquisition in Greater Noida

In a setback for the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court on Monday raised serious reservations over the state administration

Mamata government initiates process to give land back to farmers.
Mamata Banerjee The West Bengal government has set the ball rolling for distribution of land to the

An analysis of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 and its interpretation by the courts shows that the holder or tenant of the land has suffered in major ways. It gives the government complete power to acquire land for any “public purpose” while the courts have virtually adopted a handsoff attitude and allowed all kinds of land acquisitions for private companies.