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Land ordinance 2.0 gets Cabinet go-ahead

Original one, promulgated on Dec 31, 2014, will lapse on April 5

Land acquisition

The Cabinet on Tuesday cleared the re-promulgation of an ordinance to amend the Right To Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013 - commonly known as the Land Acquisition Bill - incorporating all the nine changes cleared by the Lok Sabha on March 10. Top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources said the party was consulted and it backs the government on the issue. “The BJP and the government’s message is this – development and reform can’t wait.” They said the BJP and Modi government would “expose ...