Ordinance on Land Acquisition to be Implemented in Haryana

Published: 30th December 2014 08:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2014 08:42 PM   |  A+A-


FATEHABAD: The BJP-led Haryana government today said that the Centre's ordinance on the Land Acquisition Act would be implemented in the state with immediate effect.

The move comes a day after the Union government recommended promulgation of an ordinance making significant changes in the Act, including removal of consent clause for acquiring land for five areas of industrial corridors, PPP projects, rural infrastructure, affordable housing and defence.

"The ordinance on Land Acquisition Act 2013 will be implemented in the state with immediate effect and all the future land acquisitions will be as per new ordinance,"

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here today said, during his first visit to the district headquarter, according to an official release.

Chief Minister further that the state government would soon announce new Sports policy focusing growth of sports talent.

In addition, the government is in the process to announce new industrial policy which spurs growth, he said.

Khattar said Haryana has intensified its efforts to save the people from polluted water of river Ghaggar and a plan to clean it and make it totally pollution-free would be accomplished before December 31, 2016. The Punjab government has also given consent for the same, he said.

While hearing the grievances of the people, he announced many projects for Fatehabad including setting up of a solid waste management plant on 25 acres of land and construction of new bus stand in sector-5, Fatehabad on an area of 12 acres of land.

He also announced the opening up of a new government college in Bhuna, construction of block-level stadia and new bus stand in Tohana, a bye-pass connecting Hisar-Ratia road in Tohana, ITI in Jakhal, a centre for Hepititus-C treatment and drug de-addiction centre in Ratia.

He also announced to upgrade the community health centre, Ratia to the level of 50-bedded hospital and Rs 60-crore grant for construction or repair of 62 roads in the district.

Meanwhile, when asked about lowering of bus fare in the wake of cut in fuel prices, Khattar ruled out such possibilities, though he asserted that fares would not be raised further.

"It is not possible to reduce bus fare but it will not be hiked further," Khattar said.

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