Land Acquisition Act 1894

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The Land Acquisition Act (LAA) 1894 had provided grounds for all government acquisition of land for public purposes. The first land acquisition law was accomplished in 1824 during the British raj; this law underwent several changes and evolved as LAA in 1894. After Independence the Government of India adopted LAA 1894. The law was placed in the concurrent list i.e., both Centre and State could make laws governing land acquisition. However, in case of a conflict between the central and state law, the central legislation would prevail. The act underwent several amendments after independence on the recommendations of the various committees appointed by the GOI. One of such amendment was made in 1923 which allowed any person to object to the acquisition of land which had been included in preliminary notification by writing to collector within thirty days. The Collector was required to submit the report containing his recommendations to the Local Government. The amendments of 1933 and 1962 extended acquisition of land for companies to include more industrial concerns. The 1967…show more content…
She was of the view that State should not play any role in the process of land acquisition. In the light of incidents in 100 villages near Nandigram in the East Midnapore district of West Bengal, Singur the UPA Government decided to introduce a new land acquisition law. The National Advisory Council (NAC), the advisory body of the UPA Government made recommendations for the LARR Bill, 2011 by combining land acquisition with R&R. According to NAC, not combining the two aspects R&R and land acquisition within one law, risked the neglect of R&R. The SC also emphasized on the need to enact a new land acquisition law. In November 2011, a joint bench of Justice RM Lodha and Justice Khehar in their judgement

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