LARR Bill, 2011 has been finalised and the Union Cabinet is likely to
take it up soon so that it can be brought in Parliament in the ongoing
Winter Session of Parliament. Minister of State for Rural Development
Shri Lal Chand Kataria said in a written reply to a question in the
Rajya Sabha today that the Group of Ministers has already finalized its
report in its three meetings held on 27th September, 2012 and 8th and
16th of October, 2012.
Earlier, the LARR Bill, 2011 was approved by the Cabinet on 5th
September and it was introduced in Parliament two days later. The Bill
was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural
Development and the Committee after detailed examination has submitted
its 31st Report on the above Bill to the Lok Sabha on 17th May, 2012,
which was laid in the Rajya Sabha on the same day. Shri Kataria informed
that based on the recommendations or otherwise of the 31st Report, the
Bill was considered by the Cabinet on 28th August, 2012 and it was
referred to the GoM.
Sources said the bill was finalised in the light of a suggestion of UPA
Chairperson Smt Sonia Gandhi who had asked the government to take
consent from 80 per cent land owners to purchase land for the purpose of
setting up private projects. The GoM had suggested that the consent
clause should be kept at 67 per cent for Public-Private Partnership
projects and private projects.