India Inc hopes CCI works, land Bill clears House
On the Land Bill also, Bhargava had a practical point. “The industry can argue that one would need to take approvals from more people now, but the increase of mandatory consent from 67% to 80% is not really a make-or-break issue. The idea is to ensure that one person shouldn’t hold up an investment asking a much higher price, and in such cases the government should intervene. The basic purpose of the Bill is that you buy land through private negotiations, but afterwards it should not be caught in litigation. While buying land you should know the price, because if the court decides to increase it later to compensate farmers, the investments may get unviable.”
Venu Srinivasan, chairman and managing director of TVS Motor, is hopeful on CCI but critical of the Land Bill. “It (CCI) is a very positive move and will give a major fillip to infrastructure. I don’t think it has been watered down much. With the PM pushing this, no ministry can delay things beyond a point. It will eventually help speed up things,” he told FE. However, Srinivasan did not exude the same optimism regarding the Land Bill. "It would make things a little difficult for large projects like auto
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