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Centre approved TS Land Act, awaits Prez nod: Vinod

TRS Parliament Member B Vinod Kumar today expressed happiness and said that the Centre has given its green signal to the land acquisition amendment Act 2016 of Telangana Government. Speaking to media persons in Delhi Vinod stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet meeting and approved the land act of the Telangana state. Now it was sent to Rashtrapathi Bhavan for the assent of President Pranab Mukherjee the MP said. The President is likely to give his assent in a few days and a related Gazette will be notified in this regard, Vinod stated. The Central nod will sure prove handy as it paves way for land acquisition for development works in Telangana State. He also cited that states like Andhra Pradesh, Gujrath, Kerala and Odisha are also seeking to make some amendments for the 2013 land acquisition act of the Centre.

The decision of making amendments by Telangana will benefit farmers in a big way he said. It will also help us to acquire adequate land for projects to be completed on a war-footing Vinod said. Stating that the statehood movement took place for waters, resources and jobs he said that land acquisition is must for construction of the projects. It is pertinent to note here that the Telangana government conducted a special assembly session and made a few more amendments to the act it passed earlier as sought by the Centre. (NSS)