As with industry bodies elsewhere, those in Tamil Nadu say the central government’s proposed land acquisition bill unduly favours farmers at their expense, a sentiment shared in government policy m

The state government on Wednesday launched a fresh round of regularisation for land declared as surplus under the Urban Land Ceiling Act, which was repealed recently. The lands which to be regularised are those which had been taken into possession by the government but were later encroached upon. Applications for regularisation can be submitted till August 30, 2008 .

The purge of slums to free up real estate in cities began in 1994, through