Land acquisition

Bypassing a law

Print edition : February 21, 2014

Forty hectares of agricultural land, including the paddy field in the picture, is slated to be acquired by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority to build a truck terminal abutting the Outer Ring Road in Tiruvallur district. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

The promise to fast-track environmental clearances raises concerns about whether such decisions will be made ignoring the very purpose of the LARR Act, which is to do justice to all victims of land acquisition.
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