Chief minister Raghubar Das is congratulated by BJP workers in Harmu, Ranchi, after the Assembly passed the two bills on Saturday. Jharkhand Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Act-2017, that has amended certain provisions of the land acquisition law, seeks to facilitate quicker acquisitions for public projects. "Under the existing law, land acquisitions for public welfare projects often took nearly two years. Today, the acts were passed without a hitch unlike November last year when the controversial amendments to the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act and Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act were tabled and passed in the House. Another JMM MLA, Amit Mahto, proposed that the land acquisition amendment bill be also sent to the Assembly select committee.
Source: The Telegraph August 12, 2017 21:22 UTC