Land Acquisition – breaking the deadlock

For a more productive land acquisition law V Kumaraswamy A storm of sorts seems to be brewing in the capital on the land acquisition bill. The fundamental features of the recent laws as well the current bill are cash compensation, higher % of consent required, and many resettlement obligations on the acquirer. Land is in short supply, since the population especially of those who are poor and skill deficient dependent on land is increasing fast. Neither side of the political spectrum seems to have got the situation facing the farmer correct and tried to evolve more appropriate solutions and compensation structures. Continue reading