ANDHRA PRADESH

Move to amend land acquisition Act opposed

Left and YSR Congress Party leaders under the banner of Land Rights Protection Committee on Saturday burnt the copies of the Bill on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Andhra Pradesh Amendment) Act, 2017.

The Central government had earlier rejected the Bill that was passed by the State Assembly, seeking exemption from Social Impact Assessment survey and Food Security.

However, the State government passed another resolution in the ongoing Assembly session to forward the Bill to the Central government.

YSRCP leader Perni Nani and CPI(M) leader K. Sarma led a dharna at Koneru Centre here. Several copies of the State government’s 2017 Bill on land acquisition were burnt amid slogans against the State government.

“The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 should be implemented to ensure social impact assessment study in any category of the project in the State,” demanded Mr. Nani.

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