India Land Acquisition Law to be Revised

Land acquisition law is likely to be amended in the coming days. In India Land acquisition alludes to the procedure by which the state or union government in India gains private land with the persistence of industrialisation, improvement of infrastructural offices or urbanization of the private land, and gives pay to the influenced proprietors.

Earlier the land acquisition in India was administered by Land Acquisition Act of 1894 till 2013. Now it is governed by the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (LARR) and which came into existence from 1 January 2014. 

Purpose of LARR is as following:

  • for strategic purposes relating to military, naval, armed forces and air force of the Union, including central paramilitary forces or any work vital to national security or defence of India or State police, safety of the people;
  • Project for project affected families.
  • For infrastructure projects as defined under the Act;
  • Project for planned development or the improvement of village sites or any site in the urban regions of land for residential purposes for the weaker sections in rural and urban areas.
  • Project for housing for such income groups, as may be specified from time to time by the appropriate Government;

The Union Cabinet tonight approved amendments to the Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property Act, 1952.

Sources said the amendments will take care of the cost variation of lands when they are traded due to non-completion of projects by the administration.

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