President gives nod to ordinance on Land Acquisition Bill
President Pranab Mukherjee also gave his assent to
promulgate an ordinance that amends the Right to Fair Compensation and
Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
Union Cabinet had approved a proposal to promulgate an
ordinance in this regard to strike a balance between farmers' interest and
The ordinance will make significant changes in the Land
Acquisition Act including removal of consent clause for acquiring land for five
areas of industrial corridors, PPP projects, rural infrastructure, affordable
housing and defence.
It will amend the Act to bring under its purview 13 central
legislations, including those relating to defence and national security, to
provide higher compensation and rehabilitation and resettlement benefits to
farmers whose land is being acquired.