Tag: New Land Acquisition Ordinance

Ruling Class

Changes in the new land acquisition ordinance only to fool the people – Bhalachandra

Narendra Modi Govt. is trying to sell its new Ordinance on Land Acquisition saying that it has accommodated the concerns of peasant organizations and opposition parties. However, Modi Govt. has only made cosmetic changes for the purpose of fooling the people while continuing of the substantive changes to serve the interests of foreign and domestic corporate, for the exploitation and plunder of the natural resources of the country. Obviously the peasant organizations opposing the amendment ordinance have condemned these tricks of Narendra Corporate Modi Govt. and continue to oppose the Ordinance.
In the original act of 2013 there was a provision for the determination of social impact and public purpose before any land acquisition for a project. The Act makes it mandatory that for land acquisition for public purpose that the government “Shall consult the local Panchayat or Municipal Corporation as the case may be and carry out Social Impact Assessment Study in consultation with them”. The notification for consultation and social impact assessment shall be made available in local language to the Panchayat, Municipality or Municipal Corporation. But on the contrary, the first Ordinance states that these provisions will not apply for five broad categories of projects. Thus the Ordinance does away with the Social Impact Assessment and right of consent of the people to be displaced which were central to the 2013 Act.… Read More

AIKMS

AIKMS Announces Dharna Against Land Acquisition Amendment Ordinance at Jantar Mantar on April 24, 2015 from 11 AM

AIKMS will hold a protest dharna at Jantar Mantar, Delhi on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 11 AM against the New Land Ordinance issued by the BJP govt. It shall present a memorandum to the President of India to demand its withdrawal.
While the govt. is calling for increased Industrialization, existing industry is functioning at two thirds its installed production capacity with several industries lying closed, unable to produce as there are insufficient purchasers in the market. 63% of land acquired for SEZs is still lying unused. Production capacity of about 1 lac MW of Thermal Power Plants is lying unused due to lack of water and coal.
Rather than protect the peasants and help them, propping up the Indian markets and creating demand for industry, the Govt. is making laws to uproot peasants including tribals and hand over their land, water and mineral resources to MNCs and their Indian partners for easy and quick profits, better described as windfalls. Food crises, food inflation, hunger and destitution are rising. The Govt. policy is to attract dollar investments and cheat the people, especially the 70% hard working population living in rural areas (overwhelming majority of whom directly depend on agriculture and animal husbandry), exploit the unorganized cheap labour and plunder the natural resources of our country.… Read More