Land acquisition policy can be amended: Hooda
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Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011, 23:59
Chandigarh: Facing criticism over acquisition of farmland for projects, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Monday that the states land acquisition policy could be further amended.

"There is always a scope for improvement and this policy has already been amended a couple of times", he told reporters here at the end of the state cabinet meeting.

He claimed the land acquisition policy of the state government was the best but can be amended to further improve it.

"The policies of Haryana government are pro-farmer", he claimed.

"The state government is open to any suggestion and the Congress government in the state is not in favour of making development by annoying the common people", he said.

Hooda's cabinet colleague Ajay Singh Yadav and Union Minister Selja have in recent past urged Hooda not to acquire fertile land of farmers in Rewari and Ambala districts for various projects.

Main opposition INLD has also been targeting Hooda on land acquisition by the state agencies in different parts of the state.


First Published: Monday, February 21, 2011, 23:59

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