• Central government extends support to states to expedite land acquisition for roads

    Minister of State for Road, Transport and Highway Mansukh Mandaviya said the central government has taken a string of steps to expedite land acquisition for road and highway constructions.

    Several steps have been taken to address issues that lead to delay in land acquisition, and various directions have been issued, which are as under:
    Determination of the amount of compensation in consonance with the relevant provisions contained in the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition in Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 with effect from 01.01.2015;
    Providing the necessary technical and organisational support to the revenue authorities in the State Government;
    Appointment of additional officers as Competent Authority for Land Acquisition and Arbitrator for expediting acquisition;
    Procurement of land as per respective State Government policies and including the administrative charges and other charges payable by the land acquiring department as per the concerned State Government’s policy in the Land Acquisition estimates for National Highway (NH) Projects;
    Procurement of land through consent where missing plots are left out from the bulk acquisition and/or additional land is required due to alteration of alignment at implementation stage. Sean Doolittle Womens Jersey

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