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State govt puts on hold all new land acquisitions

Comments Off on State govt puts on hold all new land acquisitions   |   February 4, 2014    03:15pm   |Contributed by manoja

AHMEDABAD: All new land acquisitions processes in the state for various projects have been put on hold. The new central law, The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, which came into force in the beginning of January this year has superseded the 120-year old Land Acquisition Act, 1894, enacted during British rule.

The state government has already initiated the process of forming rules and revising its procedures as per the new Act. principal secretary of revenue department Anil Mukim has already issued directions to all districts and departments to stop all new land acquisitions under the 120 year old Act. Only those procedures that are laid down in article 6 of the Land Acquisition Act, which is the “last notice” for taking possession of the land will be executed.

“All new acquisitions will now be taken up as and when the new rules are formed,” says a senior officer in the revenue department. The projects that have been temporarily put on hold are Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad-Dholera-Bhavnagar express highway, Sauni Saurashtra irrigation project, works on the Narmada canal network, roads and bridge projects on state highways and new housing projects.

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