Land acquisition bill to be notified in two months

Written by Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Updated: Sep 30 2013, 07:48am hrs
The new land acquisition law, replacing a 119-year-old legislation, will be notified in the next two months, rural development minister Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday.

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013, passed by Parliament during the Monsoon Session, received the President's assent on Friday.

The Bill will come into effect once the notification is issued in next two months providing for fair compensation to farmers while ensuring that no land could be acquired forcibly, Ramesh said.

He said the new land acquisition law will go a long way in addressing concerns of farmers and tribals as a new clause on resettlement and rehabilitation has been introduced for the first time in the original Act of 1894.