Wednesday, August 1, 2012

8 August 2012: An Introduction to the Proposed Law on Land Acquisition

Muhammad A. Khan
Officer on Special Duty to the Minister of Rural Development, Government of India

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Rural
Development, has undertaken a legislative revisit of the century old
law on land acquisition. This new law, the draft Land Acquisition,
Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill 2011, seeks to provide a better,
more comprehensive and humane vehicle for the exercise of eminent
domain while simultaneously seeking to address the inevitable
displacement that accompanies such acquisition. This talk analyses the
various contributing factors that led to the emergence of a consensus
for a new law. It then outlines the authorities established and also
discusses the broad objectives sought to be achieved by the Bill.

The talk is meant to serve as an introduction to the provisions of
the Bill and how it seeks to avoid and remedy the shortfalls of its
predecessor the Land Acquisition Act 1894.

Date: August 8, 2012
Time: 12:30 P.M.

Second Floor Conference Room
The World Bank,
70 Lodi Estate,
New Delhi-110003(INDIA)


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Please confirm your attendance by mail to Jyoti Sriram at by tuesday, August 7th.

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