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.

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Courtesy: The Pioneer

Centre returns Jharkhand’s amendment on land acquisition: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

RANCHI: The Central government has returned the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Jharkhand Amendment Bill), 2017 which was moved with some amendments from here.

Talking to reporters, Jharkhand Leader of Opposition in assembly and Working President of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Hemant Soren on Friday said here the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare had raised its objection over the amendments proposed by the state government in the Act.

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Courtesy: The New Indian Express

Tribal, banjara clash: Security tightened on state border

Chandrapur: The police have tightened security in villages along the state border in Jiwti tehsil here, following rising tension between tribal and banjara (Lambada) communities in neighbouring Telangana state.

The situation is tense in adjacent Adilabad district of Telangana since several days as tribals are demanding exclusion of Lambada (banjaras) from schedule tribe. There are reports of clashes and arson in habitation of both communities. There are a good number of Banjara habitations in tribal dominated Jiwti tehsil along the border area. The repercussion of the row between the two communities in Telangana is being felt in border villages of Jiwti tehsil in Chandrapur district.

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Courtesy: The Times of India

Maharashtra govt. forcibly acquiring land for Samruddhi expressway, claims Opposition

The Congress and NCP on Tuesday accused the State government of forcible land acquisition for its ambitious Samruddhi expressway project.

Congress and NCP MLCs listed a question during question hour in the Legislative Council over the alleged betrayal of farmers during land acquisition.

In a written reply to the question, State Public Works (Public Undertaking) Minister Eknath Shinde denied any forcible acquisition, and said the land was being acquired after proper negotiations with farmers.

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Courtesy: The Hindu

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