Govt firm, moves land acquisition bill in Lok Sabha

Opposition may stall the bill that replaces December ordinance

GN Bureau | February 24, 2015


#land   #acquisition   #bill   #ordinance   #lak sabha   #rajya sabha   #parliament   #arun jaitely   #anand sharma  


The land acquisition bill to replace an ordinance has been introduced in Lok Sabha on Tuesday despite opposition crying foul. The government had promulgated the ordinance making significant changes in the Land Act including removal of consent clause for acquiring land for five areas — industrial corridors, PPP projects, rural infrastructure, affordable housing and defence.

The prime objection to the land acquisition ordinance has been that it removed the need for written consent from 70% of landowners for joint public-private projects.

The bill (Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, 2015) will replace the ordinance promulgated in December last year. The ordinance had had brought changes in the earlier bill passed in 2013 by the UPA government.

Defending the ordinances in the Rajya Sabha, finance minister and leader of Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said that any ordinance signed by the president needed to be tabled in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

He pointed out that the Congress had brought various ordinances while it was in power. He listed them with a smile and all this amid constant protests by Congress MPs.

"Lok Sabha will debate it. When the legislation comes to this house you can defend it...But you cannot prevent the Lok Sabha from debating it," Jaitley said.

Congress's Anand Sharma retaliated by saying that the party had only brought ordinances in the interest of people and not for the benefit of corporates. He alleged the BJP was trying to take away the source of income for hundreds of farmers.

"Why does the government bring out an ordinance every 27 days?...this is against the interest of the people," he said.

As other MPs began shouting to be heard, Jaitley was back on his feet asking them not to do 'bayan-baazi' before the legislation came up for hearing in the Rajya Sabha.

Comments

 

Other News

Eliminating tuberculosis within a generation

Published ahead of World TB Day (24 March 2019), The Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis estimates that there are significant financial benefits of reducing TB mortality. With the country shouldering one-fourth of the global burden and a predominant number of patients accessing care in the private sector, th

India a year unhappier

India is unhappier than ever before. The United Nation`s World Happiness report 2019 has ranked India at the 140th position from the previous 133 in 2018, dropping seven spots in just a year and 23 positions since 2015.   Out of the total 156 countries that were covered, India`s

On the line

Releasing a booklet on the railways achievements in the last five years, railways minister Piyush Goyal may have painted a rosy picture, but that does not subtract from its many troubles, chief among which is its worsening operating ratio.   The ratio is of working expenses to tr

SAIL launches smart trash bins to develop smart garbage stations

SAIL has rolled out stainless steel smart garbage bins, which will display signals to the collection vehicle about the ‘fill-up’ position.   A smart garbage station will be set up at Bhikaji Cama Place, which is being developed by SDMC (South Delhi Municipal Corporati

Civil enclave at Hindon airport unveiled by PM Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated a civil enclave at Hindon airport in Ghaziabad. The development of new civil enclave at Hindon airport is aimed at reducing the burden of Delhi’s IGI Airport and will also serve the passengers from Delhi NCR and Uttar Pradesh. Hindon

Rethinking healthcare

The new world is aggressively batting for individual rights and self-determination. As the society is evolving for the better, we see a more assertive Indian coming to the fore. An Indian who has higher expectations and an Indian who is cognizant of his/her rights. Our constitution guarantees us several fr



Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter