NITI Aayog meet:Raghubar Das backs Centre’s land acquisition Bill
By JharkhandNews - Wed Jul 15, 1:41 pm
Participating in the meeting of NITI Aayog’s governing council in New Delhi,Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das spoke in favour of the Right to Fair Comensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition,Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act.
‘It is in the interest of the State like Jharkhand”,said Das.
The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.In his opening remark,the Prime Minister said the Centre and states must move together to end poverty.Arguing for his government’s land acquisition bill, he said “the political deadlock over land acquisition is seriously impacting rural development, including the creation of schools, hospitals, roads and irrigation projects.”
Modi reiterated that as far as paying enhanced compensation is concerned, there are no differences in the stands of the Centre and states.
Incidentally,Chief Ministers of nine Congress-ruled states as well as those of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha kept away from the meet.The meeting was, however, attended by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Delhi Chief Cinister Arvind Kejriwal and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, besides those from NDA-ruled states including Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das.
“Land land acquisition act is the need of the hour.It will help speed up development”,said Das.