Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 12:04
The otherwise low profile Rural Development Ministry was in the limelight during 2013 thanks to several reforms including passage of the path-breaking Land Acquisition Bill.
Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 19:37
Around four crore tribals have been displaced over the last few decades as the existing land acquisition law did not provide for rehabilitation and this paved the way for spread of Naxalism, Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday.
Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 19:18
The Land Acquisition Bill, passed by Parliament during the Monsoon Session to replace a 119-year-old legislation, became a law with President Pranab Mukherjee giving assent to it.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 15:21
Describing the Land Acquisition Bill as historic and revolutionary, the union minister said that provisions have been made to provide more compensation to the people.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 14:32
Allaying fears of domestic industry on the Land Acquisition legislation, the government on Wednesday said the law is not against India Inc and that the corporates should involve local people in the development process.
Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 16:51
Land Acquisition Bill would be notified by early next year after framing of rules, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said and stressed legislation will play an important role in curbing Maoist problem.
Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 16:46
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the Land Acquisition Bill passed by Parliament will benefit thousands of farmers across the country.
Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 10:17
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday said the bill was not favourable for the Adivasis and Mulvasis particularly those who are living in mining areas.
Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 22:18
The title of the Land Acquisition Bill was changed on a suggestion by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to convey the message that the UPA government was working for the interest of farmers.
Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 15:10
The Government described as "successful" the Monsoon Session of Parliament which saw the passage of the landmark Food Security as also the Land Acquisition Bills.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 20:15
The Rajya Sabha Thursday passed the constitutional amendment bill that seeks to create a judicial appointments commission for making recommendations on appointments in the higher judiciary, while Parliament cleared the Land Bill.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 14:00
The Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday night, was on Thursday returned to Lok Sabha to seek its approval for the fresh amendments passed by the Upper House.
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