New Delhi: The much-talked about Land
Acquisition Bill has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development which has been asked
to give its report within three months.
"...the Speaker, Lok Sabha has referred the Land
Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011, as
introduced in Lok Sabha, to the Standing Committee on Rural
Development for examination and report within three months,"
the Lok Sabha Secretariat said.
The bill that seeks to replace a more than century old
Act was introduced by Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh
during the Monsoon Session of Parliament which concluded last
Ramesh had met Chairperson of the Standing Committee on
Rural Development, Sumitra Mahajan, for consultation over the