Suggestions for Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill 2009 & Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill, 2009: draft proposals of Working Group for consideration of NAC-II

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. This note summarises the major amendments proposed by the Working Group of NAC-II to advance these goals, for recommendation to Government of India.