Draft rules for land acquisition notified

 The revenue department on Saturday notified the draft rules for the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 giving 15 days’ time for filing of objections, if any.

The Act passed by Parliament last year provide for states to frame rules for its implementation. Accordingly, the State has framed Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Karnataka) Rules, 2014.

Objections to the draft rules should be addressed to Principal Secretary, Revenue Department, M S Building, Dr Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore - 560 001. The rules stipulate that developers will need the consent of 70 per cent of the landowners in the case of public-private partnership projects and up to 80 per cent of people whose land is acquired for private projects.

The rules provide for compensation of four times the market value in rural areas and two times in urban areas. The rules provide for reservation of five per cent of jobs for landlosers in employment generated by the project for which the land had been acquired.

The rules also stipulate the composition and functions of state-level Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Authority, to hear disputes arising out of projects where land acquisition has been initiated by the State or its agencies.

It also stipulates the functioning of State Social Impact Assessment Unit, lists the measures required to be undertaken for addressing the impact of the project for which land had been acquired, the office of the Commissioner Rehabilitation and Resettlement, and the State-Level Monitoring Committee.

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