SC notice to five states over amendments to Land Acquisition Act

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to five states in a plea challenging the amendments made to the Land Acquisition Act, 2013.

The petition has been filed by activist Medha Patkar.

The apex court has issued the notice to the state governments of Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana.

It is worth mentioning that the Right to Fair Compensation in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, introduced when the Congress party was in power at the Centre, is aimed at ensuring more transparency in the acquisition of land and proper rehabilitation for those losing their land and also for the workers and others whose livelihood is affected.