President approves land ordinance

President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the land ordinance, which was cleared by the Cabinet yesterday for the third time after the government failed to convert it into law during the recently concluded Budget Session of Parliament.

The Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had decided to re-issue the ordinance on Saturday, saying it was necessary for maintaining continuity and providing a framework to compensate people whose land is acquired.

The President has given assent for the re-issuing of the ordinance, official sources said in New Delhi on Sunday.

The ordinance has been issued for the third time and it is the 13th executive order of the NDA government since it came to power in May last year. The measure was issued for the first time in December last year to amend the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

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