Centre has returned the Jharkhand Amendment Bill 2017 proposing changes in land acquisition act: Hemant

Ranchi, Dec 21: Giving a setback to the BJP ruled State Government in
the Jharkhand leader of opposition in Jharkhand assembly and working
President of Jharkhand Mukti morcha Hemant Soren on Thursday claimed
that Centre has returned the Right to Fair Compensation and
Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement
(Jharkhand Amendment Bill), 2017 which was moved with some amendments
from here.
Talking to reporters at his residence Soren said that Ministry of
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare had raised its objection over the
amendments proposed by the state government in the Act.”The union
ministry has issued a letter stating that it would upscale the
diversion of agricultural land for non agricultural purposes
purposes”, Soren said.He  said that the ministry has also mentioned
that the proposed amendment was against the National Policy for
Farmers, 2007 and National Rehabilitation and Resettlement policy,
2007″, Soren added.
He said that the JMM had called on president in November this year
in this regard. ” We had already mentioned in our memorandum and
handed over to the president that sections of chapter 3 in which the
state government wished to bring amendment would enhance acquisition
of multi crop plants across the state.  “Interestingly the agriculture
ministry has also made similar comment”, he said. ” Now the Chief
Minister Raghubar Das should make it clear that under what pressure he
was favouring this amendment”, he said.

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