Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
27-August-2012 15:44 IST
Relaxation in Land Use Rules
The Centre has recently relaxed land use rules to allow public sector Companies and public private partnership projects to use Government owned land for development purposes. This was stated by the Minister of State for Rural Development Shri Sisir Kumar Adhikari in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. A communication in this regard issued by the Prime Minister’s Office states that all cases of land transfers from Ministry to Statutory authorities or PSUs may be allowed, subject to the requirements of Government of India( Transaction of Business Rules). Moreover, all cases of land transfer on lease or rent or license to a concessionaire which have been appraised through the PPAC route and approved by the Finance Minister or by the Ministers concerned or by the Cabinet, as the case may be depending upon the value of the project. Shri Adhikari also informed that development and use of railway land by Rail Land Development Authority(RLDA) as per provisions of Railways Amendment Act, 2005 and the rules framed thereunder and in accordance with the prevalent policies and guidelines of the Railway Ministry and the Government.