Land Bill Row: Should the 'Consent Clause' be Brought Back?

PUBLISHED ON: March 14, 2015 | Duration: 45 min, 45 sec

  
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First the ordinance and now the amendments - the land bill continues to make news as it enters the Rajya Sabha. While the Opposition has accused the government of diluting farmers' interests, the government says that without necessary amendments, India will not be able to embark on a path of industrialisation. So is this by far the best land bill we could have? Should the 'consent clause' be brought back as demanded by the farmers? Has the government made land acquisition easier? Will forcible acquisition be a thing of the past? Tonight on The Big Fight, we debate the nuances of the new land bill with Sudhanshu Trivedi from BJP, Muhammad Ali Khan, who helped to draft UPA's Land Bill as the Former OSD to the then Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, industrialist Ajit Gulabchand and farmer leaders Ajay Vir Jakhar and Chengal Reddy.
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