Amid opposition to the Tamil Nadu Land Consolidation (for Special Projects) Act, 2023 bill, which was passed by the state government, Governor RN Ravi has accorded his consent following which a gazette notification has been issued.
The bill seeks to streamline the process of consolidation of government lands for large projects. It also seeks to regulate the process of the exchange of lands involving water bodies, and the protection of such water bodies.
“Land is also governed by various statutes such as local body Acts, which vest government land in such local bodies. This multiplicity of executive instructions and references to land in multiple laws lead to delay and uncertainty in consolidation of lands, leading to time and cost overruns and loss of public money,” the Bill said.