Land Bill

  • Congress wants the poor to live their dreams, says Rahul Gandhi September 17, 2013

    Baran: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday reached out to the poor during a rally in Baran district of Rajasthan, saying unlike the Opposition, the Congress has come out with the Food Security Bill and the Land Bill to empower the weaker sections of the society. "Before the Land...
  • Land bill to benefit country's farmers: PM September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the land acquisition bill passed by parliament will benefit thousands of farmers across the country. Addressing a group of farmers from Gujarat in New Delhi, Manmohan Singh said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has taken several measures to ensure farmers get cheap...
  • Live: Lok Sabha passes the crucial Pension Bill September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: 6:05 pm: The Lok Sabha has passed the crucial Pension Bill. 5:15 pm: While talking on the Pension Bill in Lok Sabha, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said 28 states have agreed to join the new pension scheme. "We have accepted all recommendations except one," he added. 5:10 pm: Jairam...
  • Land and Food Bills: Sonia takes forward 'Garibi hatao' plank September 1, 2013

    With Lok Sabha polls just eight months away, Congress plans to go to town on the Food Security and Land Acquisition bills with the message that Sonia Gandhi is taking forward the "Garibi hatao" plank championed by Indira Gandhi. As part of preparations for a massive propaganda drive on the key...
  • FTP: Is the new Land Acquisition Bill anti-industry? August 29, 2013

    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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 29, 2013

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  • Sonianomics: Is pro-poor politics anti-growth? August 29, 2013

    As India battles economic slowdown, the timing of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's aggressive push for food bill and the land acquisition bill is being questioned by economists. ...
  • Sonia Gandhi attends debate on Land Bill but leaves before voting August 29, 2013

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who was taken ill on Monday, was back in the Lok Sabha on Thursday to attend the debate on Land Acquisition Bill but did not participate in voting the legislation which was being pushed by the National Advisory Council headed by her. Gandhi looked energetic when she...
  • 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...
  • Land Bill tabled in Lok Sabha, BJP says it has deviated from its aim August 29, 2013

    The Land Bill was tabled in Lok Sabha on Thursday and BJP President Rajnath Singh initiated the debate. He said, "The Land Acquisition Bill fails to cater to the problems of the farmers in the rural parts of the country. After analysing the Bill closely, I realised that it...
  • Land, Food Bill pro-poor, says Cong; CPI wants the poor to benefit August 29, 2013

    Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Thursday said that the Food Security Bill and Land Bill are pro-poor. While CPI leader D Raja said that a new bill on land is needed but it must benefit the poor. ...
  • Land Acquisition Bill: How the day unfolded August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: 10 PM: Lok Sabha passes the Land Acquisition Bill. "I am happy that Land Acquisition Bill has been passed," said Vice President Rahul Gandhi 8:51 PM: While talking on the Land Acquisition Bill in Lok Sabha, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said that he is relieved. 7:52 pm: Voting on...
  • Land Bill likely to be tabled in LS today, Jairam to introduce the Bill August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Just three days after the Lok Sabha passed the much debated and Sonia Gandhi's pet project Food Security Bill, the Congress is now eyeing for the contentious Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill. Parliament is likely to take the Land Bill for discussion on Thursday. Rural Development Minister...
  • Cong for special Parliament session if there is unanimity May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Holding the opposition's "disruptionary tactics" responsible for not allowing passage of the Food Security and Land Acquisition Bills in Parliament's Budget Session, the Congress on Saturday expressed its willingness for a special session if the other parties were agreed. Congress spokesperson PC Chacko also said that the party...
  • Food, Land Bill on Lok Sabha agenda on Thursday May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite BJP escalating confrontation in Parliament, government has listed two key bills, including the ambitious National Food Security Bill, for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill piloted by Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh is also...
  • Govt to work for passage of pending bills: Chidambaram May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: With the Lok Sabha passing the Finance Bill and Demands for Grants for various ministries, Government on Tuesday said it will continue with its efforts for passage of other bills on food security and land acquisition, which are "equally important". "I don't think it is correct to say...
  • PM may call an all-party meet to end Parliament deadlock April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to step in to end the political deadlock over coal scam. Sources said the PM is likely to call an all-party meet to break the logjam in Parliament and try and pass the Land Bill and the Food Security Bill. A temporary truce...
  • More reforms in next 2 to 4 months: Chidambaram April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Committing to carry forward the economic reforms programme in the remaining term of UPA-II, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the government will take more executive actions in the next two to four months and sought cooperation of the main opposition party to push through important bills...
  • New Land Acquisition Bill is a compromise: Jairam Ramesh April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh during the all party meeting on Thursday said there was an agreement that the Land Bill should be brought for discussion and passing in the second half of the Budget Session. The minister is hopeful of finally replacing the colonial, 119-year-old Land Acquisition Act...
  • Land Bill: BJP assures support, says govt must compensate farmers April 18, 2013

    As parties decide to bring the Land Acquisition Bill in the second half of the Budget Session in Parliament, beginning from Monday, the BJP has assured support. "The problem of land mafia has escalated as they believe that the prices of land will go up after acquiring plots from the...
  • Land acquisition bill deferred till Budget Session December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The controversial Land Acquisition Bill is set for further delay as its consideration was on Monday deferred by the Lok Sabha till the next session bowing to the wishes of Opposition members. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said the Bill would be taken up for consideration as the...
  • Land Bill likely to be introduced in Parliament next week December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to strengthen landowners' rights during acquisition for development, will be introduced in Parliament next week, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh indicated on Friday hoping a smooth passage for the controversial measure. "You score the maximum in the slog overs," he told...
  • Union Cabinet clears Land Acquisition Bill December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared the Land Acquisition Bill. According to the decision the consent of as many as 80 per cent of the landowners is required in case of private acquisition. The bill further says that in case of public-private partnership, consent of 70 per cent of...
  • Pawar to discuss fresh changes made in Land Bill today November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is expected to deliberate with Rural development Minister Jairam Ramesh the views of the GoM members on fresh changes proposed in the draft Land Bill including raising of the consent percentage of land owners for acquiring land. Pawar-led Group of Ministers (GoM) had cleared the...
  • GoM finalises draft of Land Acquisition Bill October 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Days after a ministerial panel finalised the draft of the Land Acquisition Bill, the government on Thursday said some land size thresholds on private purchases have now been left to the discretion of states. "What we are stipulating in this law is that there will be a Rehabilitation...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 16, 2012

    Catch today's top stories with CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Will request Governor to pass Land Bill: KSE September 5, 2012

    Shimoga: Deputy Chief Minister K S Eshwarappa said that he would meet the Governor in a couple of days to apprise him of the need to pass the ‘pro-poor’ Karnataka Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill- 2012, seeking regularisation of houses built on government land in rural areas. This is because the...
  • Karnataka Governor returns land bill November 7, 2012

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has returned an amendment Bill seeking to grant government land in rural areas to those who had unauthorisedly occupied it and built dwelling units prior to January 1 this year, saying it may lead to illegal grabbing. Bhardwaj returned the Karnataka Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill, submitted...
  • Land Bill: Jairam Ramesh defends role for govt July 19, 2012

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has defended his decision to retain a role for the government in land acquisition for Public Private Partnerships. "If you are going to leave everything to private purchase it is the small land owner and livelihood losers who are going to be badly affected,"...