Land Acquisition Bill

  • Bastar rally: Sonia takes a dig at BJP govt over Naxal menace, says we sacrificed our leaders 07-11-2013 02:04 PM

    While addressing a rally at Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon in Bastar on Thursday, Sonia Gandhi chided the Raman Singh-led 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...
  • BJP plays air conditioned and industralised politics: Rahul Gandhi 24-10-2013 03:57 PM

    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 anti-poor, Rahul claimed that the Congress was working at the ground level...
  • They killed my grandmother, father; will kill me too: Rahul Gandhi 23-10-2013 03:16 PM

    Like his rallies in MP, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was seen striking an emotional chord with people while addressing a rally in poll-bound Rajasthan's Churu district on Wednesday. AICC General Secretary and party in-charge Gurudas Kamat, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and PCC President Dr Chandrabhan also attended the rally...
  • Rahul Gandhi to hold two rallies in Aligarh, Rampur on October 9 01-10-2013 01:15 PM

    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 vice-president would be addressing the two rallies at Aligarh and Rampur...
  • Babulal Marandi criticises Land Acquisition Bill, says it will harm tribal masses 30-09-2013 07:13 PM

    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...
  • Congress to hold public rallies to advertised UPA's achievement 30-09-2013 05:29 PM

    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 vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address the rallies in Aligarh and Rampur on October 9,...
  • Odisha govt responsible for delay in Posco project, says Jairam Ramesh 25-09-2013 07:20 PM

    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...
  • India Inc needs to be sensitive to larger social issues, stresses Jairam Ramesh 22-09-2013 01:08 PM

    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...
  • Rules on Land Acquisition Bill to be framed in two months, says Jairam Ramesh 19-09-2013 06:31 PM

    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...
  • New land bill to help in tackling Naxalism, says Jairam Ramesh 17-09-2013 04:41 PM

    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...
  • I don't mind giving in to pressure if it is legitimate: Ramesh on Land Bill amendments 16-09-2013 12:36 PM

    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...
  • Rahul Gandhi deserves all the credit for the Land Bill: Jairam Ramesh 16-09-2013 11:37 AM

    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 15-09-2013 06:18 PM

    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...
  • Land Acquisition Bill can reduce Naxal influence, says Jairam Ramesh 15-09-2013 12:11 PM

    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...
  • Will Vadra's land dealings cast a shadow on Cong's hard sell Land Bill? 15-09-2013 09:45 AM

    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 13-09-2013 08:44 AM

    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...
  • One side of the see-saw

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    In Parliament, there is a deadening artificial consensus between all parties The Monsoon Session of Parliament has drawn to a busy close, with MPs ...

  • Land acquisition bill not fair to tribals,says Hemant Soren 09-09-2013 01:23 PM

    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...
  • Congress prepares to hard sell the land law and along with it, Rahul 08-09-2013 05:45 PM

    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 07-09-2013 07:51 PM

    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...
  • Lok Sabha passes amended Land Bill; Judicial Bill gets Rajya Sabha's nod 05-09-2013 07:50 PM

    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 04-09-2013 11:09 PM

    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 04-09-2013 05:26 PM

    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,...
  • Kamal Nath indicates monsoon session may be extended further 04-09-2013 10:51 AM

    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 03-09-2013 08:20 AM

    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 31-08-2013 07:08 PM

    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...
  • Industry does not have a right to snatch land cheaply

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    I am surprised at the reaction of business leaders to the new land acquisition bill which the Lok Sabha approved on Thursday. They say the...

  • Prices to rise, acquisition to take time: FICCI on Land Bill 30-08-2013 03:01 PM

    The passage of Land AcquisitionBill will not only push property rates significantly but alsodelay 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 landwill go up significantly, but the...
  • Land Acquisition Bill will help farmers, says Kamal Nath 29-08-2013 11:50 PM

    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 29-08-2013 11:15 PM

    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...