The order issued by the government under the removal of difficulties clause (Section 113) in the Land Act now extends the provisions relating to the determination of compensation, rehabilitation and resettlement to all cases of land acquisition under 13 central acts which were left out in the 2013 law.
By using the clause, government has done away with the need to issue the controversial land ordinance for a record fourth time.
|Government Issued an 'Order' to include 13 central Acts in land law|
Since a Joint Committee of Parliament is examining the amended land bill brought by the NDA government, it did not touch upon the controversial clauses which were part of the ordinance.
The Land Acquisition Act, 2013 had exempted 13 acts from its purview with the condition that they would be included under the purview of the act within one year.
The NDA's ordinance brought these 13 acts under the new land law.
The ordinance also made significant changes in the Land Acquisition Act including removal of consent clause for acquiring land for five areas industrial corridors, PPP projects, rural infrastructure, affordable housing and defence.
These include,national security, defence, rural infrastructure including electrification, industrial corridors and building social infrastructure including Public Private Partnership (PPP) where ownership of land continues to be vested with the government.