'Come out with suitable policy for land owners'
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, May 24: Amidst growing land acquistion rows across the country, the Supreme Court today suggested the government come out with a "reasonable compensation policy" to meet the geniune grievances of land owners.
A vacation bench of justices G S Singhvi and C K Prasad felt if a proper monetary compensation policy was evolved by the government the frequent disputes over acquisition of lands by government would not arise.
"We think if the state formulates a reasonable compensation policy, then these type of disputes would not arise. We are frequently witnessing these type of problems. Why don't you come out with a proper compensation policy for the land owners"? the bench told Additional Solicitor General P P Malhotra.
The counsel agreed with the suggestion that a proper compensation policy ought to be set up to avert such disputes. He said the government was already in the process of coming out with a suitable mechanism to deal with the issue.
The apex court made the remarks while granting time to Delhi government to explore a compromise with certain land owners at Harsh Vihar whose 80 acres were acquired for the ostensible purpose of setting up a power grid by Delhi Transco for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
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