Land acquisition law high point of Rrural Development Ministry in 2013

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.

Ramesh blames `flawed` land acquisition law for Naxalism

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.

President gives nod to Land Acquisition Bill

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.

New land bill will prevent forcible acquisition: Ramesh

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.

Land Acquisition bill to be notified early next year: Jairam Ramesh

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.

Farmers demand price as per new Land Acquisition Bill

Even before the Land Acquisition Bill receives Presidential Assent and became an act, farmers in Cheyyur in Tamil Nadu have demanded compensation as per rates fixed in the legislation for their farm lands sought to be acquired by a subsidiary of Power Finance Corporation for a power plant.

Land Bill to benefit country`s farmers: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the Land Acquisition Bill passed by Parliament will benefit thousands of farmers across the country.

Land Acquisition Bill not favourable for Jharkhand: Soren

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.

Title of Land Bill changed on Rahul Gandhi`s suggestion: Ramesh

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.

Substantive work done, Monsoon Session successful: Govt

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.

Parliament clears Land Acquisition Bill, RS nod to Judicial Bill

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.

Land Bill back in LS for fresh approval

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.

Rajya Sabha disrupted over Modi, coal files

Proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were repeatedly disrupted on Wednesday due to uproar over demand for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s resignation and missing coal files.

Land Acquisition Bill passed by Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday night passed the land acquisition bill that aims to provide fair compensation to those whose land is taken over.

Govt agrees to water down key clauses of land bill

With the Land Acquisition Bill slated to come up in Rajya Sabha Wednesday, the government has agreed to water down key clauses of the legislation.

Rajya Sabha to take up Land Acquisition Bill on Wednesday

The Land Acquisition Bill, which has been renamed as "The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2012" will come up in the RS for debate and voting on Wednesday.

Land Acquisition Bill to come up in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday

The ambitious Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to provide just and fair compensation to farmers while ensuring that no land can be aquired forcibly, will come up in the Rajya Sabha.

Salman Khurshid urges Congress workers to highlight Food, Land Bills

Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday urged upon Congress workers to take the UPA government`s achievements like the National Food Security Bill and Land Acquisition Bill to the people.

Congress to hold workshop on land bill for its spokespersons

After workshop on Food Security Bill, Congress will hold similar exercise to train its spokespersons and TV panelists on the land acquisition bill to explain the benefits of the legislation.

Industry`s fear on land bill exaggerated, overblown: Ramesh

With passage of land bill, cost of acquiring land will go up, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said but dismissed as "exaggerated and overblown" the industry`s fear about the measure.