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For All Defence Aspirants SC issues notice over land acquisition law changes

For All Defence Aspirants SC issues notice over land acquisition law changes

Sc Issues Notice Over Land Acquisition Law Changes

The Supreme Court Asked Five States To Give Their Response To A Petition Questioning The State Amendments Made To Their Respective Land Acquisition Law.

Key Points

Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh ,Telangana, Jharkhand And Tamil Nadu Have Amended Their States ‘Land Acquisition Laws To Exempt Broad Categories Of Land Projects From Consent Provisions, Social Impact Assessment ,Objections By Affected Citizens And Participation Of Local Bodies.

The Petition Claims That The Amendments Have Diluted The Safeguards The Central Law Provides For Against Forcible Acquisition.

Background

The Right To Fair Compensation And Transparency In Land Acquisition Rehabilitation And Resettlement Act (Land Acquisition Act) Was Passed By The Parliament In 2013.

Key Provisions:

70 % Of The Affected Land Owners Should Consent To The Acquisition Of Land For A Public Private Participation (Ppp) Project. It Is 80 % For A Private Project.

Under Social Impact Assessment (Sia) Consent Is Also Required Of The Affected Artisans Labourers, Tenant Farmers Etc. Whose Livelihood Will Be Affected Because Of The Project.

Compensation For The Land To The People If It Remained Unutilised For More Than Five Years.

The 2013 Act Replaced Its Colonial Predecessor Of The Year 1894 And Is Intended To Uphold The Farmer’s Right To Dignity And Life To Include The Right To Be Not Unnecessarily Displaced.

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