Bill to acquire tribal land for dev. schemes passed
The Chhattisgarh Assembly on Thursday passed the Chhattisgarh Land Revenue Code (Amendment) bill which would facilitate the government to acquire tribal land for various development schemes.
The bill, presented by Revenue Minister Prem Prakash Pandey, was opposed by Opposition members during discussions in the House.
After tabling the bill, the minister said that the amendment in the previous Act will ease the process of land acquisition in the tribal areas for various welfare schemes. Congress member Mohan Markam while opposing the amendment said that the fifth schedule in the tribal area protects the interests of tribals but the new amendment would create distress.
The tribals provided their land for Lohandiguda and Nagarnar projects but unfortunately they have not received any benefit, he said.
Courtesy: The pioneer