Land bill passed in Lok Sabha

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT - THE LOK

Sabha assed the con­tentious land (amend­ment) bill on March 10 af­ter mak­ing nine of­fi­cial amend­ments to it. The bill was fiercely de­bated in the House, with the Congress-led Op­po­si­tion and even two al­lies of the Na­tional Demo­cratic Al­liance de­mand­ing amend­ments. While the gov­ern­ment ac­cepted the Op­po­si­tion's pro­posal for com­pul­sory em­ploy­ment to at least one mem­ber from the af­fected fam­i­lies of a farm labourer, it re­jected amend­ments to the con­sent clause and so­cial im­pact as­sess­ment. The Op­po­si­tion staged a walk-out, and ally Shiv Sena ab­stained when the bill was put to vote. The bill is most likely to face a lot of hur­dles in the Ra­jya Sabha where the gov­ern­ment does not have a ma­jor­ity.

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