Land Bills

  • Congress wants the poor to live their dreams, says Rahul Gandhi 17-09-2013 04:46 PM

    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 13-09-2013 06:37 PM

    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...
  • Live: Lok Sabha passes the crucial Pension Bill 04-09-2013 11:14 AM

    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:...
  • Land and Food Bills: Sonia takes forward 'Garibi hatao' plank 01-09-2013 04:05 PM

    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...
  • FTP: Is the new Land Acquisition Bill anti-industry? 29-08-2013 11:58 PM

    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. ...
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  • Sonianomics: Is pro-poor politics anti-growth? 29-08-2013 11:45 PM

    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 29-08-2013 11:43 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Lok Sabha passes Land Acquisition Bill with an overwhelming majority 29-08-2013 11:08 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 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 29-08-2013 03:52 PM

    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 focuses...
  • Land, Food Bill pro-poor, says Cong; CPI wants the poor to benefit 29-08-2013 01:58 PM

    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 29-08-2013 11:24 AM

    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:...
  • Land Bill likely to be tabled in LS today, Jairam to introduce the Bill 29-08-2013 08:16 AM

    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 18-05-2013 11:22 PM

    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 01-05-2013 09:15 PM

    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 on the legislative...
  • Govt to work for passage of pending bills: Chidambaram 30-04-2013 03:42 PM

    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 30-04-2013 10:24 AM

    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...
  • More reforms in next 2 to 4 months: Chidambaram 24-04-2013 12:15 PM

    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 18-04-2013 09:45 PM

    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...
  • Land Bill: BJP assures support, says govt must compensate farmers 18-04-2013 03:32 PM

    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 18-12-2012 08:04 PM

    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 14-12-2012 08:18 PM

    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 reporters...
  • Union Cabinet clears Land Acquisition Bill 13-12-2012 07:47 PM

    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...
  • Pawar to discuss fresh changes made in Land Bill today 15-11-2012 06:03 AM

    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...
  • Jairam Ramesh calls new land bill 'a compromise' 09-09-2011 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday finally introduced the much awaited Land Bill days before the current session of Parliament ends. Winning over Mamata Banerjee and taking the Cabinet along, he gave credit to Rahul Gandhi for the speedy introduction of the Bill. In an exclusive interview...
  • Mamata happy with new land bill: Ramesh 30-07-2011 10:57 PM

    Kolkata: Union Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh, who met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday, said she was apparently happy with the approach to the new land acquisition bill. Talking to reporters after meeting the chief minister, Ramesh said "broadly she appears to be happy with the approach...
  • Farmers divided over Singur land bill 17-06-2011 04:12 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Singur Bill seems to have opened a Pandora's box. More than 10000 willing farmers handed over their land to the Tatas for compensation and a job. They are now prepared to take the government to court over the bill. Sixty-year-old Swapan Kumar Das,...
  • Ajit Singh slams Mayawati for land acquisition 12-05-2011 04:51 PM

    Rashtriya Lok Dal Chief Ajit Singh speaks about the land acquisition act and takes on Mayawati for her indiscriminate land acquisition spree. ...