Calling the land ordinance pro-poor and pro-rural India, Roads and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that farmers have got Rs 2,000-crore compensation post ordinance.
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As expected, Parliament saw heated debate on Land Bill. Calling the land ordinance pro-poor and pro-rural India, Roads and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that farmers have got Rs 2,000-crore compensation post ordinance.
Amid the vociferous protests against the Centre’s economic agenda, the Narendra Modi government on Tuesday tabled the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 2015. The Bill will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government in December 2014, which had brought changes in the earlier bill passed in 2013 by the UPA government.
The ordinance sought significant changes in the Land Acquisition Act, including removal of consent clause for acquiring land for five areas — industrial corridors, PPP projects, rural infrastructure, affordable housing and defence.
Addressing the media, Gadkari said that 13 Acts under schedule IV are exempt from Land Act, including the social impact assessment and consent clause.
He said the land ordinance does not compromise on compensation and rehabilitation. The ordinance seeks to exempt land for defence from consent clause, Gadkari added.