Mining rehabilitation plan to be revised yet again

The Reclamation and Rehabilitation Plan proposed for residents of villages ravaged by mining activities, under the Comprehensive Environment Plan for Mining Impact Zone (CEPMIZ), is going to be revised again for the fourth time.

The first plan for Rs. 1,590 crore was proposed in November 2014 to be implemented in three years. It was revised in February 2016 with an increased outlay of Rs. 3,700 crore, to be implemented in five years.

It was revised further with an outlay for Rs. 4,500 crore. Read more

Courtesy: The Hindu

Andhra 1st Oppn state to okay Centre’s Land Acquisition Bill

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to 11 more bills passed by 10 State Assemblies recently, including Andhra Land Acquisition Bill which is in line with the Central Government’s pending Land Acquisition Bill. Andhra is first among the Opposition party-ruled States which adopted the Land Acquisition Bill of the Central Government. The Central legislation is still in Parliament as a Joint Parliamentary Committee could not arrive at consensus till date. The BJP-ruled Governments already passed similar legislations in the past and got the assent of the President.

The other Important bills which got the Presidential assent are Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill and Apartment Ownership Amendment Bill of the Maharashtra Government, Amendment to Gujarat Land Ceiling Act of the State. The President has also given assent to Land Acquisition Bill of Jharkhand which earlier the Central Government returned with some amendments. The bills of Bihar, Assam and Chhattisgarh also got assent from the President. Read more

Courtesy: Millennium Post

AP to drive a hard bargain on Polavaram

The Central government released Rs 6,727.26 crore to the state government for the project till date. The Centre is yet to release the remainder.

The state government is also expected to bring to the notice of Gadkari that it is the responsibility of the Centre to pick up the entire bill for rehabilitation and resettlement cost of the oustees of the project, in accordance with the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act, 2013. Read more

Courtesy: The Hans India

क्या बुलेट ट्रेन परियोजना का मौजूदा प्लान किसान ही नहीं बल्कि जापान के साथ भी धोखा है?

एक केंद्र शासित प्रदेश (दादरा नगर हवेली), दो राज्य (गुजरात, महाराष्ट्र), 312 गांव, 850 हेक्टेयर जमीन, पांच हजार से ज्यादा किसान परिवार और एक प्रोजेक्ट यानी बुलेट ट्रेन. बीते साल जापान के प्रधानमंत्री शिंजो आबे के साथ मिलकर इस प्रोजेक्ट का उद्घाटन करने के बाद प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने कहा था कि बुलेट ट्रेन भारत को एक नई रफ्तार देगी. उनका यह भी कहना था कि यूरोप से लेकर चीन तक हाईस्पीड ट्रेनों ने अर्थव्यवस्था में एक अहम भूमिका निभाई है.

लेकिन अपनी शुरुआत से ही मोदी सरकार की यह महत्वाकांक्षी परियोजना चर्चाओं से ज्यादा विवादों में घिरी रही है. इसके ऐलान के बाद से ही कई सामाजिक और किसान संगठन – फिलहाल इसकी जरूरत, जापान से मिलने वाले कर्ज की ब्याज की दर और इसके लिए भूमि अधिग्रहण के तरीकों पर बड़े सवाल उठाते रहे हैं. Read more

Courtesy: Satyagraha.scroll.in

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