Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicLand acquisition

Topic: land acquisition

Let industries buy land directly from farmers, Smriti Irani-led GoM suggests to states

Group of Ministers on manufacturing flags need to shorten land acquisition process for industries, but clarifies they’ll still need to seek permission.

‘Church committed land fraud in Andhra’, Canadian donors allege, fight to ‘repair damage’

Rita and Grant Corbett donated 1.5 million Canadian dollars to Seventh Day Adventist Church to build a school in Andhra. It was built on ‘prohibited land’.

Land comes in the way of Modi govt’s Neighbourhood First and Act East, study shows

India-financed infrastructure projects in Nepal have a greater propensity to get delayed than projects supported by Japan, UK or organisations such as World Bank or ADB.

3 years on, Yogi govt yet to acquire land in Ayodhya for ‘world’s tallest’ Ram statue

Protests by farmers over land acquisition, govt’s own flip-flops over selecting site are delaying construction of 251-m-high Ram statue on the banks of Sarayu river in Ayodhya.

Prosperity from Jewar airport brings the good life, alcoholism and suicides to UP villages

The sudden wealth has also created a divide between landed residents now swimming in money and their landless neighbours.

Only govt land to be used for development projects, L-G assures fearful Kashmiris

Officials say L-G Murmu’s order will ensure faster, cheaper development, and reassure people of J&K that their land won't be acquired by govt unless they wish to sell it.

‘Property in Kashmir’ is the social media buzzword after govt move on Article 370

Some on Twitter were offering to sell their land in Jammu and Kashmir, while some enquired about real estate dealers.

Indian courts clogged with land disputes because laws keep conflicting each other

Impartial and efficient management of land is necessary not just for India’s economic development, but also for its political and social stability.

To check Delhi land fraud, Modi govt fast-tracks project to map properties

The e-Dharti project, launched by the Land and Development Office, will map and put out ownership details of all its land in Delhi.

India’s new govt should focus on easing land acquisition rules

For India to compete globally, CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian says the new govt needs to cut cost of land, labor and capital for companies.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.