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'Delays in land, green nod slow down over Rs 400 cr CIL projs'

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:14

Coal India projects worth at least Rs 400 crore, expected to add about 50 million tonnes in output, have been held up due to delays in environmental clearance and land acquisition, the government said Thursday.

Govt moves to make investor-friendly changes in Land Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:08

Government is moving to water down certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act to make it investor-friendly and has initiated consultations with political parties to evolve a consensus on the changes to be made in the farmer-friendly Law.

No forceful acquisition of land for industrialisation: Mamata

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 17:15

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday once again made it clear that there would be no forceful acquisition of land for setting up industry.

Rural Ministry suggests industry-friendly changes in Land Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 14:08

The Rural Development Ministry has suggested a number of amendments to the Land Acquisition Act which would water down pro-farmer provisions like mandatory consent of at least 70 percent locals for acquiring land for PPP projects and 80 percent for acquiring land for private projects.

BSP members walkout from Assembly over land acquisition issue

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 15:44

Accusing the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh of not fulfilling the promises made in its election manifesto for increased compensation to farmers on land acquisition, BSP members Wednesday walked out from the state Assembly.

States complain against Land Acquisition Act

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 23:53

Most of the states on Friday came out openly against the new Land Acquisition Act, complaining that it had hurt the process of acquiring land for infrastructure projects and demanded "drastic changes" in certain provisions of the farmer-friendly law.

Draft rules on new land acquisition law soon: Min

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 21:20

Karnataka Revenue department is hopeful of tabling the draft rules in the next Assembly session to implement the new land acquisition law after getting Cabinet approval tomorrow.

Modi govt to restructure MNREGA, implement land acquisition law

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 17:20

Narendra Modi Government will restructure UPA`s flagship programme MNREGA by linking employment with development in rural areas and "rigorously" implement the new land acquisition law.

New govt should give top priority to land acquisition

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 15:50

Land acquisition is the topmost hurdle in the execution of highway projects in the country and should be dealt with on a priority basis by the incoming government.

Sonia, Rahul cannot slam Guj land policy after Centre`s report: Modi

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 00:53

Narendra Modi on Tuesday latched on to a Commerce and Industry Ministry-sponsored report to slam Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.

BJP applauds Commerce Ministry`s report on Gujarat land acquisition model

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 21:52

Terming it as an `all around development`, the party Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday applauded a report sponsored by Commerce and Industry Ministry over the land acquisition model.

Supreme Court clears way for land acquisition for Jamia

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 20:28

Clearing the decks for the expansion of Jamia Millia Islamia, the Supreme Court allowed the Delhi government to acquire about 26 hectares of prime land in Okhla village in south Delhi.