Bengaluru, March 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government tabled controversial Land Bill amid protest by Opposition. Now, the government has been mulling various options as it is facing hurdles in Rajya Sabha where it lacks numbers.
However, the government decided to stick with nine amendments that it had brought in the bill during its passage in Lok Sabha earlier in March 2015. [I feel ashamed: Modi on farmers' woes]
Despite the central government's decision of bringing nine amendments in its earlier bill to replace the ordinance, the Opposition continues to protest the bill in the Parliament. [Lok Sabha okays land bill amid opposition protests]
But do we know what the aam aadmi (common man) of the country really thinks about the bill? According to a survey, most of the people concerned about the bill believe that the Land Bill must be passed in the Parliament.
The survey, conducted by Niti Central conducted the survey in five major regions of the country -- Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra-Goa, Rajasthan and Bihar-Jharkhand.
Total 64 per cent of the participants were from rural areas. Here are the highlights of the survey:
71% participants said that Land Bill should be passed in the Parliament.
68% agreed that the Land Bill favoured farmers.
53% believe that the Opposition's decision to protest to Land Bill is not justified.
60% feel NDA govt should create awareness among people about the bill.