Joined by vendors and land sellers; court refuses to pass any order Tata Motors and other stakeholders in its Nano project on Wednesday moved the Calcutta High Court challenging a law revoking the lease agreement for land they were allotted in Singur. The stakeholders, including 54 Tata Motors vendors and farmers who willingly sold their land for the project, questioned the Singur Land Rehabil

Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee

Uttar Pradesh's land acquisition has set farmers on the warpath. Projects like Yamuna Expressway will engulf thousands of villages. Down to Earth probes discontent among farmers & examines amendments to Land Acquisition Act & resettlement bill awaiting Centre’s nod.

KOLKATA, 14 JUNE: With the passing of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill, 2011 allowing vesting and transferring land from Tata Motors and the ancillary units, the state government is now weighing its options on how to return the land to the unwilling farmers.
Usually when the government distributes vested land it is done by giving pattas but the patta-holders do not have right t

The Mamata Banerjee government is working on an amendment to the Land Acquisition Act of 1894 to enable the return of 400 acres in Singur to farmers who were

Having had to face a series of farmers' protests and flak from Opposition parties over acquisition of land for development and expressway projects in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday announced that all future land transactions would be clinched directly between the farmers and the private developers by adopting a

Two important and related Bills are under consideration of the Government of India.  These are the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill,2009 and Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill, 2009.  The first proposes amendments to the Land Acquisition Act 1894, and the latter a statutory framework for Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) of persons displaced and affected by any development

Two important and related Bills are under consideration of the Government of India. These are the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, 2009 & Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill, 2009. The first proposes amendments to the Land Acquisition Act 1894, and the latter a statutory framework for Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) of persons displaced and affected by any development project.

Govt plans to bring it in monsoon session, says RLD chief Ajit Singh after meeting Prime Minister
The UPA Government plans to bring a Bill to amend the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, in the coming monsoon session of Parliament, said a confident RLD chief Ajit Singh after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for an hour here today.

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PANJIM, Goa State Law Commission has recommended that district collectors should be empowered to decide compensation to be paid to land holders in case their holdings are acquired by State government.

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