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Land Acquisition Act


A case of judicial law making

May 31, 2020 8:28 am

A recent SC ruling has diluted the pro-citizen objectives of the 2013 land act

SC: Land takeover won’t lapse if money deposited even if owner refuses to accept

March 07, 2020 7:02 am

Section 24 (2) of the Act states that an acquisition will lapse if physical possession of the land has not been taken “or” the compensation has not been paid.

Bid to malign... my integrity clear before God: Justice Arun Mishra refuses to recuse from land acquisition case

October 16, 2019 10:15 am

Justice Mishra heads the five-judge Constitution Bench, also comprising Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, M R Shah and S Ravindra Bhat, which has been set up to examine the correctness of two conflicting decisions of the Supreme Court regarding interpretation of Section 24 of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

SC orders CBI probe into land acquisition by Congress govt in 2009

November 02, 2017 1:29 am

Villagers had argued that their land was acquired under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act, which has a public purpose clause, but was later transferred to private developers

After the initial euphoria, Modi government has created widespread despondency

May 27, 2016 9:24 am

During elections, PM Modi had made huge claims about our “demographic dividend” and had promised 100 million jobs in manufacturing by 2022

In a controversial move, AP govt to acquire land in 10 villages under Land Acquisition Act

August 21, 2015 12:20 pm

Farmers in these 10 villages are reluctant to part with their land and have not participated in the Land Pooling Scheme which is voluntary.

Joint Parliamentary Committee: Land Bill provisions ‘alarming’, drop them, farmers tell panel

June 10, 2015 4:44 am

Leaders of five farmer organisations said it will cause losses to farmers whose land had been acquired under the old law and who have not accepted compensation till date.

On land, a new way

June 06, 2015 12:26 am

States must institutionalise land reconstitution. They could learn how to do it from Gujarat.

Land Acquisition Bill: Plot continues to thicken on the biggest policy battle of the year

May 28, 2015 3:17 am

While the future path remains unclear, the BJP leadership does not seem keen on relenting significantly on its Bill , whose passage is being viewed as a test of the Modi government’s reform mettle.

‘New GR on land acquisition to help speed up 1000 cases in Pune’

May 21, 2015 5:41 am

Most of these cases involve land acquisition for highways, rehabilitation of farmers, irrigation canals and roads, say officials.


Congress, Anna up the ante against land Bill; protests continue in Delhi

February 25, 2015 6:09 pm

Congress has been attacking the government on the issue, saying the bill was 'ill conceived and anti-farmer'.

Anna Hazare flags off protest march against Land Acquisition Bill

February 20, 2015 6:41 pm

Hazare will also participate in a two-day agitation at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on February 23 and 24.