Land Acquisition Act India

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Evaluation of the Proposed Land Acquisition Bill Table of Contents 1. Executive Summary……………………………………………………………………3 2. Chapter 1 : Land Acquisition Act 1894……………………………………………..4 1. The Land Acquisition Act in India 2. History of Land Acquisition Act 3. Amendments 4. Issues in Land Acquisition Act 1894 3. Chapter 2: Need for a new Law……………………………………………………..7 1. Need 2. Why a combined law ? 3. Scope of the Law 4. Chapter 3 : Salient Features of the Draft Land Acquisition and R&R Bill, 2011…..8 1. Protection of Interest of Land Owners and Those whose Livelihood Depends on Land. 2. Primacy to Rehabilitation & Resettlement 3. Clear Definition of “Public Purpose” 4.…show more content…
These individuals are free to use their land according to their will or to sale their land for monetary or other advantages. However, at times land is needed for some community purpose, like roads, canals, government offices, military camps, SEZ, etc. Government can acquire the individuals land. 1.1. Land Acquisition literally means acquiring of land for some public purpose by government/government agency as authorized by the law from the individual landowner (s) after paying some compensation in lieu of losses occurred to land owner(s) due to surrendering of his/their land to the concerned government agency. Acquisition of land by the government for public purpose or for the companies is governed by the Land Acquisition Act, 1894. 1.2. Appropriate Government would mean the Central Government if the purpose for acquisition is for the Union and for other purpose it is the State Government. It is not necessary that all the acquisition has to be initiated by the government alone. Local authorities, societies registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and Co-Operative Societies established under the Co-operative Societies Act can also acquire the land for developmental activities through the government. 1. History of Land Acquisition Act 2.3. In India in 1824 British government for the first time enacted regulation I of 1824(for land acquisition).its application was throughout the whole of the Bengal
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