Land Acquisition, Tardy Planning To Blame

Jaipur: Jaipurites dreaming of owning a house in the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) proposed schemes may have to wait longer with several projects hitting a roadblock. Land acquisition is plaguing as many as six colonies proposed by the authority. Lack of planning is another reason for the delay in starting the projects.

Haryana should wait until new land acquisition law is framed: Farmers

A day after a violent clash between farmers protesting against land acquisition and police personnel left several persons on both sides injured, normalcy was restored at Asalwas village, where the clash occurred, and the surrounding areas, including Bawal town. The Haryana Government is proposing to acquire land here to develop an extended industrial area, centred around Bawal town, that is part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project.

Kisan Mahasangh, a federation of farmers, criticised Union Ministers Jairam Ramesh and Anand Sharma on Monday for openly supporting a “retrograde provision” in the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation

New Delhi Despite the relevant parliamentary standing committee’s unequivocal ‘No’ to government acquiring land for projects involving private money, Jairam Ramesh’s rural development ministry plans to seek the Cabinet’s nod for a proposal to allow such acquisition with caveats: The project should be in “public interest”; 80% of affected families must give their consent; and post-acquisition, land ownership must rest with the government.

The move — which aims to make more land available for projects in a country where public funds don’t match investment needs — is likely to be hailed by industry as “pragmatic”

Land acquisition proceedings will become illegal if the government fails to observe the mandatory requirement of issuing public notices to the affected parties, the Supreme Court has held, quashing

Land acquisition proceedings will become illegal if the Government fails to observe the mandatory requirement of issuing public notices to the affected parties, the Supreme Court has held, quashing the Maharashtra Government’s acquisition of a piece of land for a defence unit.

A Bench of Justices H. L. Dattu and A. R. Dave said that besides notifying the acquisition in the official Gazette, the authorities were bound to notify the affected persons through at least two newspapers in the local region.

These rules may be called the Rajasthan Urban Areas (Permission for use of Agricultural Land for Non-agricultural Purposes and Allotment) Rules, 2012. They shall extent to the urban areas situated in the State of Rajasthan.

Many projects in the country may be languishing because of land acquisition problems but the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCC) has over the past three years acquired 70 per cent of the

The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011 views all social and economic forms of organisation in the country as a homogeneous whole, ignoring the differences within rural areas and in tribal societies. Especially in the latter, not only is the overall perception of resources like land distinct from non-tribal areas but even the role of women is much more dominant both inside and outside the home.

The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Haryana Government on a petition filed by farmers in Sonepat pleading for a near 10-fold hike in the compensation amount -- from Rs 210 to Rs 2,000 per