News Brief | October 2014
Rajasthan allows longer land lease for power units
The Rajasthan Assembly has passed an amendment Bill enabling landowners to lease land to power (solar and wind energy) producers for 30 years. The Rajasthan Land Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, to amend the Rajasthan Tenancy Act, 1955, and the Rajasthan Land Revenue Act, 1956, was passed by a voice vote after rejecting ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members of legislative assembly (MLAs) and independent member's suggestions. Defending the provisions of the Bill, Parliamentary Minister Rajendra Rathor said Rajasthan would emerge as a global hub for solar and wind power in the country.