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Topic: Land reforms in India; Agriculture
4) Examine the significance of the Section 24 of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act and reasons why it has become an issue nowadays. (250 Words)
Why this question?
This issue is in news thanks SC hearing. This question is asked to make you learn this issue as a whole. May not be important for exam (Most of the times, UPSC will not ask very specific or narrow issues)
Key demand of the question:
Write significance of Section 24 of LARR act and then explain why it has become an issue in recent years with major focus on SC observations on this Section.
Examine: Present facts and examples to support demand of the question.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction write in 1-2 lines about importance of justice in land acquisition to all those who have lost land and the role of state in ensuring it. And how Section-24 fits in here.
In the body, There should be TWO main parts: One part to write significance of Section – 24. Write 4-5 points. In the Second part write about reasons why it has become an issue: SC observation, Union government amendment (through ordinance), views of experts/other stakeholders etc.
In the conclusion, write a need for SC to again lead with good verdict.