Prime Minister to meet chief ministers on land reforms

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Manmohan Singh
Agartala, Oct 16: The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to meet 10 Chief Ministers in this month to take a final note to deal efficiently with agrarian and land reforms. Under the charimanship of the Prime Minister, a National Council for Land Reforms (NCLR) had been formed earlier this year with chief minister of ten states.

Chief Ministers from West Bengal, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Rajathan, Orrisa, Maharastra, Kerala, Karnataka, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh are expected to meet prime minister to disscuss the matter.

A official said that, "Central ministers of rural development, agriculture, environment and forest, Panchayati Raj and tribal affairs are also members of the council." The scheduled meeting would openly discusse on possible action plan and suitable measure to tackle the problems of the land acquisition, land reforms, agricultural and farmer's vital problems across the country, official added. The discussion will be crucial in view of the Central government's move to amend the contentious land acquisition act.

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