Centre may Dilute Land Acquisition Bill

Naidu indicated that a consensus would need to be evolved on both, and the government planned to call an all-party meeting to discuss the Bills in the latter- half of the ongoing Budget session.

Published: 16th July 2014 07:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2014 07:43 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Centre is keen to push through  the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill and the Judicial Appointment Committee Bill although neither is ready for introduction, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday.

Naidu indicated that a consensus would need to be evolved on both, and the government planned to call an all-party meeting to discuss the Bills in the latter- half of the ongoing Budget session.

The Bill may run into rough weather as the Opposition has objections on diluting the Bill’s stringent provisions.

A number of state governments state governments, had complained that the Act had “hard-to-implement” clauses, including those related to the Centre’s role in land acquisition, consent in PPP projects, and the need for impact assessment studies.  

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