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Land acquisition in some areas ‘inevitable’: Pranab

He said that the Centre was working on the relief and rehabilitation package for the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill.

Written by Agencies | Jangipur (wb) |
November 1, 2010 12:10:12 am

In an apparent message to cabinet colleague Mamata Banerjee who is opposed to land acquisition,Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said there were some areas where land acquisition was “inevitable”.

“Roads can only be built on land and improvement can only take place on land. Completion of road development projects will depend on land acquisition,” Mukherjee said against the backdrop of the railway minister not turning up for a meeting in Delhi on the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill called by him,but sending her views.

He said that the Centre was working on the relief and rehabilitation package for the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill.

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