Hectic parleys with political parties have been ongoing in the past few months to reach a consensus on the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011, so that it gets passed in th

The government on Thursday claimed it had reached a broad consensus over the Land Acquisition Bill after it agreed to two major demands of the opposition parties, clearing the way for its passage i

Govt Intention Must Be Notified, Can’t Deny Building Permit Citing Future Plan

Kochi: Building permit cannot be denied citing plans to acquire the land for a public project in future unless such acquisition is already notified by the government, as specified in Land Acquisition Act, the Kerala high court has held. The decision by a division bench comprising Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice K Vinod Chandran was given while considering an appeal filed by a resident of Thiruvananthapuram.

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Jaipur: The Rajasthan Housing Board (RHB) is all set to expedite land acquisition process to launch another big housing scheme for the residents of the city.

According to officials, directions have been issued to acquire 990 bighas of land near Bassi, Agra road to launch a housing scheme in a recent meeting. “Directions were given by the commissioner to initiate the long-pending land acquisition so that RHB can plan to launch its housing scheme by the end of this year,” said an official.

The Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill is an attempt to circumvent the hurdles before acquisition, such as rehabilitation of land losers, without much increasing the cost of lan

The contentious Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (LARR) Bill, which got the Union Cabinet’s approval last week, may not be completely in line with the recommendations of the Sumitra Mahajan-led standing committee on rural development or the original draft of 2011, but seeks to give greater rights to original land owners.

The revised Bill stipulates the original land owners a 40% share in the appreciated land value as opposed to 20% earlier, besides allowing the return of unutilised land to either the land bank or the original land owner. This is in contrast to the provision in the earlier draft of the Bill that required the unused land to be returned to the land bank only.

A provision in the law is going to impact a large number of people who have been protesting against acquisition of land for decades

The land Bill to be tabled in Parliament this week would renew hope for ‘victims’ of many a pending land acquisition case, forcing project owners to pay fresh compensation to evacuees. It is also feared that it would open a Pandora’s Box of litigation, as well as reopen cases that are decades old. The provision in Clause 24 of the law is going to impact a large number of people who have been protesting against acquisition of their land for decades, in places such as Chhindwara and the Narmada valley in Madhya Pradesh and also in Odisha, not to mention Uttar Pradesh’s Bhatta-Parsaul, a place whose cause was taken up by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi himself. Hence, the Bill is set to be a pre-election bonanza for many aggrieved people.

Clause debarring judges from making verbal comments against any constitutional authority in open courts retained, with some change

The Cabinet today cleared the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, which also addresses disputed takeovers of the past and seeks to resolve these. The renamed Bill — The Right to Fair Compensation, Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Bill — emphasises compensation for all land acquired and seeks to apply this with retrospective effect in all cases where takeovers are disputed or compensation is pending or disputed, sources said.

The Cabinet today cleared the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, making it mandatory to seek the consent of 80 per cent of affected landowners in case their land is acquired by private players.