Mizoram house passes land bill

Aizawl, 23 April (TNN): The Mizoram legislature on Thursday passed the Mizoram Land (Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement) Bill, 2016, which aims to ensure fair compensation to land owners.

Land revenue and settlement minister R Romawia while moving the bill, said it was prepared to ensure that the affected families of the land acquired by the government for development projects were provided fair compensation.

He said the bill made adequate provisions for affected persons for their rehabilitation and resettlement to ensure that the cumulative outcome of compulsory acquisition was such that the affected persons became partners in the development, leading to improvement in their post-acquisition social and economic status.

Though the parliament had already enacted the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, the state Assembly did not adopt it.

The state legislature passed the bill on the same issue as the state was granted protection under the provisions of the Article 371(G) of the Constitution of India in the matter of ownership and transfer of land.
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