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Land bill betrays people: Activists

delhi Updated: Sep 05, 2013 02:25 IST
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The civil society is up in arms against the government’s move to exempt social impact assessment (SIA) of irrigation projects from the Land Acquisition Bill being debated in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Rural development minister Jairam Ramesh has reportedly agreed to the BJP suggestion to keep out irrigation projects out of the purview of SIA for land acquisition.

According to South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) about 5,500 big dams have together displaced nearly 5.5 crore people and submerged 4.4 million hectares of land.