There will be no compromise on clauses related to compensation, rehabilitation and resettlement.
The Act has been criticised by the industry and certain other sections for making land acquisition .
It would also ease the process of acquiring land by expanding the category of projects ‘exempted’ from key requirements under the Act.
2013 law freezes land acquisition by imposing lengthy procedures and high costs.
2013 law expanded rights of losers of livelihood and land, but failed to recognise economics of land.
For the first time, the interests of farmers, livelihood losers and SC/ST communities have been given high priority.
Gadkari also announced that the Centre will soon inaugurate “Bank of Ideas and Innovations”
However,Mamata added, that “land would not be an issue for investors” as Bengal has “land banks”.
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So far Rs 8,625.89 crore has been released by banks and the rest is about to be released.
‘Gadkari said that the government has already decided that it will not compromise any condition related with beneficiaries, particularly farmers.’
Sources said the parties might draw their plan at a convention likely to be held in the third week of July.
Progress on many highway projects is laggard due to delay in land acquisition.
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The Act was passed by Parliament last year and was notified on January 1 this year.