Land acquisition bill introduced in parliament

September 7th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The draft bill on land acquisition and rehabilitation and resettlement of land-owners, which provides for higher compensation and wider discretion to the farmers to exercise choice while their land is acquired, was introduced in parliament Wednesday.

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh introduced the National Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011, bill in the Lok Sabha. No member opposed the introduction of the bill.

The bill, after consideration by the Parliamentary Standing Committee, is likely to come up for passage in the winter session beginning November, rural development ministry sources said.

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