More Details about Guide to Right to Fair Compensation & Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation & Resettlement Act 2013

General Information  
Author(s)Anupam Srivastava and Monika Srivastava
PublisherCCH India
Publish YearApril 2014


Acquisition of Land is a must for setting up of industry, development of essential infrastructure facilities and urbanization. Until 2013 the demand of land for these purposes were fulfilled through the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, which was riddled with its own drawbacks and abuses. This 120 year old Act was replaced by a new Act, known as Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

This book is a comprehensive commentary on the new law relating to acquisition of Land in India. This book is divided in several chapters, each of which covers an important step/topic in the process of acquisition of land. Each chapter contains complete information about the respective chapters. Relevant sections, rules are reproduced in the footnote for the ease of the readers. Not many judgments have been delivered by the Supreme Court on this new Act, however, important ones have been included. This book is aimed to serve as a handbook for persons/Companies desiring to acquire land for industrialization, urbanization and infrastructure development.

The process of acquisition is initiated with preliminary notification for acquisition, followed by Social Impact Assessment. Public Purpose is an important aspect under this new Act, which has been dealt in detail in this book. Declaration of acquisition is the next step prior to taking of possession of land. This book discusses method of calculation of compensation and method of determination of rehabilitation and resettlement package. 

Chapter I- Introduction to a New Land Acquisition Regime
Chapter II- Government aided acquisition of land
Chapter III- Acquisition through Private Negotiations
Chapter IV-Preliminary Notification for Acquisition 
Chapter V- Determination of Social Impact and Public Purpose
Chapter VI- Publication of Declaration and Taking over Possession of Land
Chapter VII- Compensation
Chapter VIII- Rehabilitation and resettlement
Chapter IX -Retrospective operation of the Act
Chapter X- Special provisions to safeguard food security
Chapter XI- Acts/Statutes exempted from the application of the act
Chapter XII- Special Provisions Relating To Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes
Chapter XIII- Temporary occupation of Land
Chapter XIV- Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Authority
Chapter XV- Offences and Penalties

Key Features:-

  • In depth analysis of all section and rules.
  • Discussion on issues which are faced in the process of land acquisition.
  • Relevant statutory provisions, rules etc. are provided in the footnote of the
  • Comparative study of key differences between the Land Acquisition Act 1894
  • Time limits for various steps for land acquisition under the Land Acquisition