land acquisition: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

NITI Aayog releases Draft Model Act on Land Titles

Published: October 31, 2020

On October 30, 2020, NITI Aayog released Draft Model Act and rules for states on land titling. This has been introduced to reduce litigations. In turn, the process of land acquisition will get eased. Key Features The Model Act and Rules will empower the State Governments to establish, administer and manage system of title registration ..

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Ministry of Defence sets new rules for land transfer to reduce expenditure

Published: October 26, 2020

The Ministry of Defence recently approved the land transfer rules. Under the new rules the armed forces are allowed to receive infrastructure equivalent in value to the land under their control. The land is to be used for public utilities. This will help reduce the defence forces’ expenditure. Key Highlights The Defence Forces under the ..

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“E-Dharti Geo Portal” launched

Published: October 22, 2020

On October 21, 2020, the Union of Housing and Urban affairs minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri launched the e-Dharti Geo Portal. The portal will integrate map and lease plans in the Management Information System. It will make the system Geographic Information System enabled, GIS enabled.  Significance The Land and Development Office deals with more than 50000 ..

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‘BhoomiRashi’ Portal accelerates land acquisition process for National Highways

Published: March 15, 2020

The ‘BhoomiRashi’ Portal is a land acquisition portal launched in March 2018 by the Ministry of the Road Transport and Highways. The Ministry had recently announced that the portal has significantly accelerated the process of land acquisition for National Highways, by reducing the processing time to less than two weeks in a majority of cases. ..

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Bhoomi Rashi Portal

Published: March 14, 2020

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways recently claimed that the portal has significantly expedited the land acquisition process for National Highways development. Land Acquisition For the construction of national highways, land acquisition is an important step. It starts after the approval of alignment plans and the land acquisition plans. The process starts with the ..

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