Land Bill back in Lok Sabha for fresh approval

Land Acquisition BillLand Acquisition Bill returned to Lok Sabha to seek its approval for the fresh amendments. (IE Photo)

The Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed by Rajya Sabha last night, was today returned to Lok Sabha to seek its approval for the fresh amendments passed by the Upper House.

Lok Sabha Secretary General A Bal Shekar informed the House that the Rajya Sabha has returned the bill with amendments. The fresh amendments include one on dilution of retrospective clause with regard to acquisition of land for irrigation projects.

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2012, which got the nod of Lok Sabha last week, was passed by Upper House by 131-10 votes with four new official amendments, proposed by opposition parties, including BJP.

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