Stakeholders demonstrate against Land Acquisition bill 2013

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill 2015 was passed by the Lok Sabha on March 10, 2015.

Land Acquisition in India is a process by which the centre or state government acquires private land for industrialization, development or urbanization while providing compensation to the affected landowners.
After the passing of this Bill, many political parties and other organizations conducted public demonstrations, opposing the Bill. The various stakeholders who were to be affected by the Bill made it clear that the move will adversely affect the interests of the farmers, who are largely dependent on their land for cultivation.

The Bill empowered the government to take over lands without the consent of the farmers and convert vast tracts of cultivable land to build corporate companies. Hence farmers and activists took to the roads in large numbers as their sign of protest in 2015.

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