Land bill passed in Lok Sabha

Land bill passed in Lok Sabha On 10th March 2015

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, 2015, popularly known as the land bill, was adopted by the Lok Sabha after debating it for two days. Congress and Biju Janata Dal walked out ahead of the voting, to protest the removal of a clause that makes it mandatory to get farmers’ consent prior to the acquisition of land by the government. Government made nine amendments to bill, all of them were adopted. Lok Janshakti Party extended support to the Bill. While the government accepted Opposition’s proposal of compulsory employment to at least one member of an affected family of a ‘farm labourer’, amendments to consent clause and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) were rejected.

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