Patna: Lands of farmers in Bihar should
be acquired only for public utility and interests and not for
the private sector, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday.
Referring to the proposed land acquisition Bill,
Kumar said "the land of farmers can be acquired for the
purpose of public interest and public use and in no case for
the private sector."
Emphasising on compensating land losers, he said land
in the state was not acquired for the private sector though
there were legal provisions for it.
In case of urbanisation, those affected by land
acquisition should get benefits of profits on the basis of
market rates, Kumar added.