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Land acquisition policy can be amended: Hooda

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

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

"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


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

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