#RealtyNewsRoundUp: Haryana Passes Bill For Acquiring Land For Govt Projects
The Haryana Consolidation of Project Land (Special Provision) Bill, 2017, has been passed by the state Assembly on the last day of the Winter Session. The state government can now compulsorily take possession of the land of an unwilling owner for a government project where 70 per cent of the land has already been acquired.
The Centre is coming up with a new law to replace the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, which will incorporate the revised 2015 UN guidelines on consumer protection. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that a new consumer protection law is on the anvil to crack down on misleading advertisements, and ensure that grievances are redressed in a time-bound and cost-effective manner.
The government will not be divesting two Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) hotels, Ashok and Samrat, due to security concerns. The two hostels are located close to the Prime Minister's Residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi. The government recently disinvested three ITDC hotels.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Delhi government to strictly impose a fine of Rs 5,000 on those violating the plastic ban order, and carry out raids on shops or vendors possessing plastic bags in the city. It also asked the government to submit a status report on the steps taken to implement its order, banning plastic in the national capital.
Meanwhile, the NGT has also warned of halting the capital's Metro services as it slammed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for not complying with its order on the extraction of groundwater without permission. The green panel directed the Environment Minstry, the Central Ground Water Authority, the DMRC and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to jointly find out how many stations withdrew groundwater without permission.
Source: Media reports