Standing Committee on Rural Development (2011-12) present this Thirty First Report (15th Lok Sabha) on "the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011‘ relating to the Ministry of Rural Development (Department of Land Resources).
In this latest report the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has accused the state revenue department for acquiring land for six companies including Posco India & Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL)by invoking emergency provisions without fulfilling the conditions prescribed under Land Acquisition Act-1894.
How much of the benefits of economic growth accrue directly to farmers and workers who lose their livelihoods when agricultural land is taken over for development? If handled properly, the Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011 offers an opportunity for equitably addressing the interests of diverse sections affected by the land acquisition process
The West Bengal government on Thursday promulgated an ordinance to re-acquire 400 acres of the 997-acre land at Singur leased out to the Tatas for the Nano project in March 2007.
The ordinance enables Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to keep a three-yearold promise she had made to Singur
In an attempt to send a soothing message to farmers who are angry over arbitrary compensation for their lands and no hearing, the UP government is likely to announce setting up of an authority to hear disputes regarding compensation at the