Direct Purchase Scheme
Any new development project brings along new development with it. This development brings people and places together. Development projects open up new avenue for employment. New Infrastructure development projects are proposed to improve connectivity that allow for fast movement of goods and services and to connect major hubs to one another. Infrastructure development is foresightedly done to provide new employment opportunities, increase in income in industrial, agricultural growth and allied activities. The infrastructure and cultural development provides growth opportunities to the adjoining areas as well. Mega projects which are required to power the economy and create jobs often get stuck at the land acquisition stage to complete the project. Land ownership in vast parts of India are fragmented and disorganised, making direct acquisition a challenge for a private entity. These lands are acquired for projects which serve a ‘public purpose’. Besides, land-losers might end up with an unfair deal. Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act (LARR) was conceived to take care of such issues, and help power the economy.
The land acquired for the Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thakre Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg was done through either Land Pooling and Land Acquisition or Direct Purchase Scheme Under Section 19 J of Maharashtra Highways (Amendment) Act, 2016, and the compensation was fixed as per government directions.