Policy Briefs

The Proposed Land Acquisition Bill

  • 23 Nov, 2014

A coherent policy response to the tough social questions raised by compulsory land acquisition is overdue. Conflicts have escalated, while successive governments failed to enact a law protecting the livelihoods of affected people. The proposed Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011 is a major step forward in this regard. However, a number of loopholes in the bill need to be addressed.

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