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The Land Pooling Scheme in Andhra Pradesh

A Critical Appraisal

The Land Pooling Scheme in Andhra Pradesh

The Land Pooling Scheme employed by the state of Andhra Pradesh has procured nearly 33,000 acres of agricultural land to implement the master plan of its new capital city Amaravati. This article explores the intervention made by the LPS as an alternative to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, and the various discourses associated with its implementation in AP.

 

Given the legal status of land as a subject in the state list under the 7th Schedule of the Constitution, several legal innovations have been employed by state governments as an alternative to the land acquisition legislation, the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (LARR, 2013). The Land Pooling Scheme (LPS) is one such crucial legal innovation to land governance that is widely used in India today. The LPS has mostly been suggested as an alternative technique to land expropriation to realise sustainable urban development (Chiaravalli 2012).

LPS as Legal Innovation

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Updated On : 22nd Nov, 2021

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