Land Bill: irrigated land won't be acquired

New Delhi: The Land Acquisition Pre-settlement and Rehabilitation Bill 2011 suggests that under no circumstances should multi-cropped, irrigated land be acquired. The government put the Land Acquisition Pre-settlement and Rehabilitation Bill 2011 in public domain on Friday. The draft bill is now available on the Press Information Bureau website.
The draft bill also says that the government can acquire land only for public purpose and that the land acquired for public purpose requires consultation and not consensus. It says that if land is acquired for any other purpose than public purpose, a consensus of 80 per cent affected people is required.
It says that land acquisition must take place in a manner that fully protects the interest of the land owner and also of those whose livelihood depends on the land.

Stressing on the importance of infrastructure, the bill says urbanization is inevitable and that industrialization has to accelerate.
The draft bill seeks to balance the need for facilitated land acquisition for various public purposes while at the same time addressing the concern of farmers and the landless.
It also states that the new land law will be in compliance with all existing laws on tribal welfare.


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  • This means that from now on, govt will find it VERY difficult to acquire fertile land.

    HUGE impact for future of REAL ESTATE in India
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  • Yes, we would see very few new residential projects getting launched on e-way for example. Industrial/Commercial - may be.
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  • The draft bill also says that the government can acquire land only for public purpose and that the land acquired for public purpose requires consultation and not consensus


    loopholes ke kami nahi hoti ;)

    Rohit
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  • The draft Land Acquisition and Resettlement and Rehabilitation (LARR) Bill, 2011

    http://pib.nic.in/archieve/others/2011/jul/d2011072901.pdf

    or

    http://www.rural.nic.in/Final.pdf


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  • The bill states:

    "This implies that in case of urban areas, the award
    amount would be not less than twice that of the market
    value determined, whereas in rural areas it would be not
    less than six times the original market value"


    It also says that urgency clause can only be used in following cases:

    1. National defense and security purposes
    2. R&R needs in the event of emergencies or
    natural calamities
    3. To be exercised in ‘rarest of rare’ cases



    One fact is sure: It will be much more expensive and difficult to acquire land now.
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  • What is rarest of rare

    Originally Posted by Jassowal
    The bill states:

    "This implies that in case of urban areas, the award
    amount would be not less than twice that of the market
    value determined, whereas in rural areas it would be not
    less than six times the original market value"


    It also says that urgency clause can only be used in following cases:

    1. National defense and security purposes
    2. R&R needs in the event of emergencies or
    natural calamities
    3. To be exercised in ‘rarest of rare’ cases



    One fact is sure: It will be much more expensive and difficult to acquire land now.


    What is rarest of are? Cant they defne it. It is completely GolMall. This law is against eductaed youth of India which want job & job is only available in Idustry. No one want to do farming. My view is supported by large no. of migration of youth to metro / industrial town.
    This UPA is govenment is living in different universe like on Moon. Its purely hypocratic to make xyz law or famers. Issue is irrigation, good seeds & marketing of farms product. Thefarmers dont want to have 100 acre of useless but want to ave only 5 acre with complete irrigaton etc.

    Why to fix the minimum rate for compensation, let the both party decide it. The most important thing is governent should bing a regularor for real estate market.
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  • Good news for smaller town and cities

    This a good news for smaller town and cities as companies will be forced to shift to locations which are cheaper and as result whole country will develop unlike when only places near metros are developing.

    This will also stop the migration towards metros.
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  • R&R..... Will it applicable to previously acquired lands too?
    Attachments:
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  • R&R benefits can not be applicable for previously acquired land. However, if new law comes in to force and if the previously acquired is still under possession of owners, squatters would ask for R&R benefits.

    First, right now it is only a draft Bill. After public consultations (may take months), it will be introduce din Parliament and may take months to pass. Since land is a State subject, do not rule out some states working as speed breakers.

    The way the Bill is drafted, it will become impossible to acquire land and even when acquired, the land cost will go up very high. Many industrial projects may become non viable. The long time lag for social impact survey will facilitate brokers/ crooks/ speculators to buy and jack-up the area rate. For every rupee increase, one gets 3 times and so incentive is very very high. It is going to be a very good new business oppurtunity if you have lots of cash.
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