Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2020)
Role of Land Acquisition Act, 2013 in Infrastructural Development of India
Author(s): Ajay Shukla
Abstract: This research paper is aimed at finding a relationship between India’s Land Acquisition Act, 2013 and Infrastructural development in the nation. This paper also explores various features and loopholes in the Act and how they affect the infrastructural development. Half of India’s population lives in rural India and depends on agriculture for income, after the economic liberalization in the year of 1991, India witnessed remarkable economic progress, this fast economic growth led to an increase in demand of land, various sectors in India demand huge chunks of land one of it is the Infrastructure Sector. This sector is unique as along with the private entities, the government also takes part in it, either directly or through PPP. Infra sector solves a lot of social purposes, like generating jobs providing various necessary services like hospitals, transportation, roads, bridges, flyovers etc. For projects like this the preliminary and the most important step is “Land Acquisition”. This research paper will try to explore how Land Acquisition has and will play a role in India’s infrastructural development.