It is commonly recognised that the existing Land Acquisition Act and its earlier amendments too are strongly colonial in nature. For  a Sovereign Secular Socialist Democratic Republic the perspective and tone of the bill is incongruent to the current realities. In keeping with the realities and in the spirit of FRA, which is aimed at correcting historic imbalances, this new Act that will supersede the existing Land Acquisition Act, 18 other Acts enabling acquisition and the existing R&R provisions, will be aptly called LAND AND OTHER RESOURCES REQUISITION AND REPARATIONS BILL, 2011

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