BJP Highlights Good Elements of Land Bill

BJP has also launched a major online drive to highlight the good points in the bill that it touted as \"farmer-friendly\".

Published: 26th February 2015 01:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2015 01:28 AM   |  A+A-

BJP General Secretary Amit Shah PTI

BJP General Secretary Amit Shah. (PTI)


NEW DELHI: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked party MPs to counter the "myths" propagated by the opposition parties against land bill, BJP today launched a major initiative to project the good elements of the new bill introduced by it in Lok Sabha.

The party claimed that Congress-ruled states and its chief ministers had also raised objection to the UPA's bill.

BJP has also launched a major online drive to highlight the good points in the bill that it touted as "farmer-friendly".

Government said many states had objected to the previous Land Bill passed in 2013 during UPA regime and highlighted former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan's objections in his letter dated August 3, 2011 to then Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh.

"On closer examination, we find that the provisions of the new Act will increase land and  rehabilitation cost upto 6 times for public amenities like water supply, health facilities, sewerage and infrastructure (roads and power projects)," Chavan had said in his letter.

He had requested Ramesh to consider the suggestions put forth which include removal of 80 per cent consent when government acquires land for industrial and urbanisation purposes.

He had also sought decentralising authority for deciding public purpose for government's own acquisition and for providing land owner a choice between three times market value plus proposed rehabilitation or six times market value without rehabilitation package, and barring litigation on the value of land.

Government also stated that Kerala and Haryana had sought modification of consent clause for rural and social infrastructure, while Karnataka and Kerala sought exemption from social impact assessment for rural and social for small projects.

Besides, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal had sought modification in the Act on the retrospective clause.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp