Policy | VOL. 15, ISSUE 88, January-February 2015 |

Land Acquisition Policy in India

There was no major land acquisition in India for industry or infrastructural development during the British Rule except for building public utilities. However, the first Act to regulate land acquisition in India was brought by the British some 120 years ago. Termed the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, it governed all land acquisitions by the subsequent governments of independent India until recent times. As per the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, the government can forcefully acquire any private land for public purpose. ...

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