Haryana to bring new land acquisition law

  • IANS, None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 01, 2015 19:44 IST

The Haryana government will soon bring a new land acquisition act and acquire land as per it, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here Friday.

The proposed act will be significant given the fact that several districts (13) in Haryana are adjoining national capital Delhi or are part of the National Capital Region (NCR).

Speaking on the provisions of the proposed bill, Khattar said that except for a few cases, consent of farmers will be taken before acquiring their land.

"Barring defence projects, affordable housing, infrastructure, industrial corridor, railways etc, no land would be acquired without the farmer's consent," he told media here.

Khattar, who heads the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJPs) first government in Haryana, has completed six months in office.

The chief minister claimed that a number of development projects have been launched in Haryana in the last six months. He said that no-tolerance to corruption was showing results.

He said that the Haryana government will form a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with the Indian Railways to strengthen rail network in the state.

Haryana's new Industrial Policy will be announced within the next 15 days which would spur growth in all districts, he said.

Khattar also said that with the efforts of his government, work on Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway has been re-started and it would be completed in a phased manner.

The expressway links four National Highways - No. 1, 10, 8 and 2, running through the districts of Sonipat, Jhajjar, Gurgaon, Mewat and Palwal.

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