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Land Bill introduced in LS

 NEW DELHI, Sept 7 – Government today introduced in the Lok Sabha a bill that provides for just and fair compensation and makes it compulsory for consent of 80 per cent people of any area where land is to be acquired for developmental purposes, reports PTI.

 The much-awaited Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011, was introduced by Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh after making some changes in its earlier draft. The proposed legislation will replace a more than century old Act.

Ramesh said the adverse impact on affected families - economic, environmental, social and cultural - must be assessed in participatory and transparent manner.

The final version of the bill, prepared after pre-legislative consultation with various stakeholders, clearly states that multi-crop irrigated land could be acquired “as a last resort measure.” – PTI

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