HC upholds govt right to acquire slum land

by Paul Joseph on May 20, 2013 · 0 comments

Bombay High Court last week turned down petitions questioning the constitutional validity of sections of the Maharashtra Slum Areas (Improvement, Clearance and Redevelopment) Act, 1971 (the Slum Act) that refer to the government’s power to acquire land housing and/or adjoining a slum for redevelopment and compensation for land owners. “Acquisition of lands under the provisions of the Slum Act is not merely for the benefit of a large number of persons residing in sub-human conditions in slums, but also to ensure that improvement of their living conditions will lead to improvement of the urban economy, which is very much dependent upon the labour force being supplied by the occupants of

[via India Properties – Real Estate India – Indian Property News Site]

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