8 hours allotted to discusson on land acquisition bill in LS

 Eight hours have been allotted for the discussion on the controversial Land Acquisition amendment Bill which is likely to come up for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

PTI| Updated: Mar 07, 2015, 22:29 PM IST

New Delhi: Eight hours have been allotted for the discussion on the controversial Land Acquisition amendment Bill which is likely to come up for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Financial business, including the discussion on railway and general budgets for 2015-15 and consideration and passing of the Bills to replace the ordinances will be the main focus of the business before both the Houses of Parliament during the third week of the budget session of Parliament beginning March 9, government said today.

Government business in the Lok Sabha for the next week includes consideration and passing of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, besides discussion and voting on Railway Budget, Demands for Grants on Account(Railways) and consideration and passing of related Appropriate Bills and discussion and voting on general budget for 2015-16.

Eight hours have been allocated for discussion on the LARR (Amendment) Bill,2015 in the Lok Sabha. The House will also take up discussion on the agrarian situation in the country next week, a statement by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs said.

In the Rajya Sabha, two Bills to replace Ordinances -- The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015 and Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015, both as passed by Lok Sabha, have been listed for consideration and passing on Monday.

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2014 is one of the three Bills already pending in the Rajya Sabha, for the withdrawal of which the government has earlier moved motions and the same were deferred following some issues raised by the Opposition. The other two pending Bills relate to hiking FDI limit in insurance sector and allocation of coal blocks through open bidding.