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Minister Gadkari discusses land buy law with state revenue ministers


Nitin Gadkari

–Road minister: Discussed land law with states’ revenue ministers
–Road minister: Plan to upgrade land records system
–Road minister:Got good inputs on land buy act, will share with PM
–Road minister: States objected to many clauses in land buy law
–Road minister on land law:Will not compromise on farmers’ interest
–Source: Telangana sought 6 bln rupees for land survey from Gadkari

New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari today said his ministry will suggest possible amendments to Land Acquisition Act, taking into view objections raised by state governments.

Gadkari today met revenue ministers of some state governments, and said he would submit a report to the prime minister based on inputs on the land acquisition legislation.

Gadkari met revenue ministers from Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu.

The Union minister said revenue ministers raised concerns over several aspects of the Act, apart from the compensation and rehabilitation clause.

He, however, made it clear that there would not be any changes made to the compensation and rehabilitation clause.

The government will not compromise on interests of farmers, Gadkari said. Gadkari said the government was in the process of digitising land records across the country, in line with the prime minister’s directive of adopting e-governance.

The revenue minister of Telangana asked Gadkari for 6 bln rupees to conduct a land survey in the state, a source within the government said.