Land Acquisition Bill

  • Bastar rally: Sonia takes a dig at BJP govt over Naxal menace, says we sacrificed our leaders November 7, 2013

    While addressing a rally at Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon in Bastar on Thursday, Sonia Gandhi chided the Raman Singhled BJP government on issues of security, employment, poverty and governance. "The Chhattisgarh government only talks big when it comes to security but hardly does anything. Tribals feel unsafe due to the atrocities. The Congress...
  • BJP plays air conditioned and industralised politics: Rahul Gandhi October 24, 2013

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party's 'Indian Shinning' campaign, accusing the party of suppressing the voice of people and instead claiming that it was working for their development. Calling the BJP of being antipoor, Rahul claimed that the Congress was working at the ground level for...
  • They killed my grandmother, father; will kill me too: Rahul Gandhi October 23, 2013

    Like his rallies in MP, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was seen striking an emotional chord with people while addressing a rally in pollbound Rajasthan's Churu district on Wednesday. AICC General Secretary and party incharge Gurudas Kamat, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and PCC President Dr Chandrabhan also attended the rally at...
  • Rahul Gandhi to hold two rallies in Aligarh, Rampur on October 9 October 1, 2013

    While confusion prevails on the fate of rallies of Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the Congress has gone ahead and decided to hold two rallies for Rahul Gandhi in the state. The Gandhi scion and Congress vicepresident would be addressing the two rallies at Aligarh and Rampur on...
  • Babulal Marandi criticises Land Acquisition Bill, says it will harm tribal masses September 30, 2013

    Criticising the Land Acquisition Bill, which was recently passed in the Parliament, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) (Prajatantrik), on Monday, said that it would make the state's poor tribals vulnerable. "Land is the only source of livelihood for the tribal masses in Jharkhand and this Bill will snatch away their bread and...
  • Congress to hold public rallies to advertised UPA's achievement September 30, 2013

    In a bid to reach out to the people with the UPA government's two flagship legislations on food security and land acquisition, the Uttar Pradesh Congress would organise rallies across the state beginning October 9. Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi will address the rallies in Aligarh and Rampur on October 9, said...
  • Odisha govt responsible for delay in Posco project, says Jairam Ramesh September 25, 2013

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday held the Odisha government responsible for delay in the implementation of the Rs 52,000 crore mega steel project by South Korean steel major Posco. "The Centre has accorded all statutory clearances for the project since three years. Despite that, the state government has...
  • India Inc needs to be sensitive to larger social issues, stresses Jairam Ramesh September 22, 2013

    India Inc must be "sensitive" to larger social issues that will be addressed in the new Land Acquisition Bill, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday, adding it cannot "blindly expect" the country to become a Singapore. Ramesh, the Rural Development Minister, said the industry's concerns over the landmark legislation are...
  • Rules on Land Acquisition Bill to be framed in two months, says Jairam Ramesh September 19, 2013

    Rules regarding Land Acquisition Bill, which was recently cleared by Parliament, will be notified within two months and would address the concerns of industry and other stakeholders, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said in New Delhi on Thursday. An advisory committee will be set up shortly to vet the said rules...
  • New land bill to help in tackling Naxalism, says Jairam Ramesh September 17, 2013

    The just-enacted Land Acquisition Bill will help to a great extent in tackling the problem of Naxalism in the country, Union minister Jairam Ramesh claimed on Tuesday. "The new law would help in solving the Naxal problem to a great extent as it (Naxalism) is basically associated with the issue of...
  • I don't mind giving in to pressure if it is legitimate: Ramesh on Land Bill amendments September 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Asserting that the government went out of its way to accommodate the concerns of MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the Land Bill, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said, "I don't mind giving in to pressure, if the pressure is legitimate". In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda,...
  • Rahul Gandhi deserves all the credit for the Land Bill: Jairam Ramesh September 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Claiming that the Congress Vice President deserved all the credit for the Land Bill, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said Rahul Gandhi made three crucial suggestions - there should be one law for land acquisition and rehabilitation, livelihood losers should also be compensated and also the change in the...
  • Land Acquisition Bill to be notified early next year, says Jairam Ramesh September 15, 2013

    The Land Acquisition Bill would be notified by early next year after framing of rules, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday and stressed the legislation will play an important role in curbing Maoist problem. In the next two months, the ministry would frame rules under the Act and it would...
  • Land Acquisition Bill can reduce Naxal influence, says Jairam Ramesh September 15, 2013

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said the passage of landmark Land Acquisition Bill could gradually eliminate Naxal influence in tribal-dominated areas. "Naxalites are holding their influence in tribal areas on the issues of forest and land. In the new Land Acquisition Bill various options are made available for...
  • Will Vadra's land dealings cast a shadow on Cong's hard sell Land Bill? September 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Asserting that the Congress Vice President deserved all the credit for the Land Bill, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said Rahul Gandhi made three crucial suggestions - there should be one law for land acquisition and rehabilitation, livelihood losers should also be compensated and also the change in the...
  • Not enough provisions in Land Bill to protect farmers' interests: Babulal Marandi September 13, 2013

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi on Thursday demanded direct elections to the posts of Prime Minister and Chief Ministers in the country. "There is a need for a change in the system by introducing direct elections which would give people a chance to elect their PM/CM directly," Marandi, President of...
  • Land acquisition bill not fair to tribals,says Hemant Soren September 9, 2013

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said the central land acquisition bill did not favour the state's tribal people, and told reporters Sunday that he would raise the issue with the union government. "The state government will formulate its own policy to give maximum benefit to people of the state," Soren said. The...
  • Congress prepares to hard sell the land law and along with it, Rahul September 8, 2013

    The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Re-settlement is UPA's 6th milestone in a series of laws that follow a rights based approach towards governance after the Right to Information (2005), the MNREGA (2005), the Forests Rights Act (2006), the Right to Education (2009), the...
  • After losing 44 hours of work, Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die September 7, 2013

    Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Saturday after a month-long Monsoon Session which saw passage of 18 legislations, including the landmark Food Security Bill and Land Acquisition Bill, but lost 44 hours of work due to disturbances over various issues. "There were spells of calm and fury," Chairman Hamid Ansari...
  • Lok Sabha passes amended Land Bill; Judicial Bill gets Rajya Sabha's nod September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to provide just and fair compensation to farmers while ensuring that no land can be aquired forcibly, has been passed by the Lok Sabha with amendments while the Rajya Sabha passed the Judicial Appointment Bill. The Upper House passed Constitutional Amendment Bill...
  • Rajya Sabha passes Land Acquisition Bill September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to provide just and fair compensation to farmers while ensuring that no land can be aquired forcibly, was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The legislation, just like the Food Security Bill, is being viewed as a mega vote-getter in forthcoming...
  • CPM opposes further extension of Monsoon Session September 4, 2013

    The proposal for extending the Monsoon Session of Parliament did not find favour with the CPI(M), with the party suggesting that the Government should call for an early Winter Session. "The session has already been extended once because of which a lot of members had to cancel their programmes. So, extending it...
  • Kamal Nath indicates monsoon session may be extended further September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath has indicated that the monsoon session may be extended further as key bills remain pending. "If the need be we can extend the monsoon session of Parliament. Key legislations are pending, we hope the parties will cooperate," Kamal Nath said. While Prime Minister...
  • UPA aims to pass more bills after Food Bill gets Parliament's approval September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Food Security Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Monday after an eight hour long debate. The Bill will now be sent to the President for ratification. It was up for discussion in Rajya Sabha after it was passed in the Lok Sabha in the previous...
  • Land and Food Bills will change face of the country, asserts Jairam Ramesh August 31, 2013

    The Land Acquisition and Food Security Bills introduced recently by UPA government will change the face of the country, Union Minister for Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh, said in Chandigarh on Saturday. "These two Bills are revolutionary and progressive and will change the face of the country," Ramesh said at a rally...
  • Prices to rise, acquisition to take time: FICCI on Land Bill August 30, 2013

    The passage of Land Acquisition Bill will not only push property rates significantly but also delay land acquisition by four to five years, thereby making industrial projects financially unviable, industry body FICCI said on Friday. "With the passage of the Bill, not only the cost of land will go up significantly, but the process of...
  • Land Acquisition Bill will help farmers, says Kamal Nath August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday said the Land Acquisition Bill will benefit the farmers as they will get appropriate compensation. "We must recognise that the new Land Acquisition Bill replaces a bill which was 120-years-old and gives adequate compensation to the farmers," said Nath. ...
  • Kapil Sibal hails 'historic' Land Acquisition Bill August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister Kapil Sibal hailed the Lok Sabha's decision to pas the Land Acquisition Bill, calling it an historic Bill. The minister said that farmers will benefit the most through the bill. Sibal also addressed concerns that the bill was against the private sector. "As far as private sector...
  • Lok Sabha passes Land Acquisition Bill with an overwhelming majority August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to provide just and fair compensation to farmers while ensuring that no land can be aquired forcibly, was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The legislation, just like the Food Security Bill, is being viewed as a mega vote-getter in forthcoming...
  • After Food Bill, Sonia Gandhi pushes for Land Acquisition Bill August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: After the Food Security Bill, it's now the Land Acquisition Bill which Congress President Sonia Gandhi is pushing for, another bill which economists argue comes at the wrong time, with economy facing a slowdown. But in an election year Sonia has taken charge. Very much like her mother-in-law Indira...