The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government hopes land acquisition for infrastructure and industrial projects won-Â´t face major roadblocks in Maharashtra, as it proposes to carry out acquisitions through the consent route.
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Make in India or MAKE INDIA?
Is India equipped to go the whole distance and become a global manufacturing hub? We take a look at what is being rolled out and what needs to be done.
Land acquisition and inclusive development
Though the 2013 Act aims at achieving a delicate balance between the interests of the various stakeholders, the new concepts introduced have raised new concerns and a question still remains as to how several of these laudatory measures will be implemented.
Government must revive Sagarmala project
BVJK Sharma, Jt Managing Director and CEO, JSW Infrastructure Ltd, tells RAHUL KAMAT that the government must incorporate the railways, road and shipping ministries under one to curb logjams and avoid inter-ministerial issues.
Airports Authority will safeguard its employees interest
Alok Sinha, the newly appointed Chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI), in conversation with Garima Pant says a private player has more freedom to exploit the non-aeronautical resources and provide better services.
A mismatch in expectations
Pipelines and transmission lines have lower resistance to RoW or RoU acquisition than that for industries or power plants, except in cities. But thatâ€™s changing, says Janaki Krishnamoorthi, who analyses projects that have been stalled because of public protest against low compensation.
TN evokes special powers to acquire land for metro
The Tamil Nadu government has evoked special powers conferred by the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, to deny affected property owners the opportunity to raise objections towards land acquisition for Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL).
All that shines
As it has been reported in the media, more than half of our countryâ€™s infrastructure projects are running overtime, and PPP projects are delayed more than EPC projects.
Look what's not moved: The Bill on the biggest immovable
Political expediency seems to be hijacking our land acquisition laws. On the one hand, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have declared that acquisition can only occur by consent, and the Land Acquisition Act will not be invoked.
Companies should be made integral in acquisition
ASSOCHAM President Dilip Modi says statesâ€™ several land acquisition policy initiatives to attract industries could be ineffective unless they address specific ground issues, and involve the industriesâ€™ participation.