"I want to make a special mention of poor, dalits, tribals, backwards, those who are landless. The Land Acquisition Bill we are bringing, as per that the industrial corridors which would be set up in the country, those backward people, the 300 million landless people would get employment opportunities," he said.

Speaking at the launch of the Rs 20,000 crore Pradhan Mantri Micro Units Development Refinance Agency (MUDRA) Yojana here, he said it is the priority of the government to provide employment to people and steps are being taken in that direction.

The Finance Minister further said that the institution is an effort towards "funding the unfunded" population of the country.

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"There will be a discussion over the land bill. The opposition has spread various myths and propaganda about it. We will go to people against it. Industrialisation is necessary and we do not see any conflict between the industry and agriculture. We are making farmers a stake-holder and their interest would not be compromised," he told reporters.

BJP leadership, he noted, had already made it clear that it was willing to talk to opposition parties and farmers and consider bringing changes in the bill.

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"We want to talk with an open mind," he said.

The land bill, which cleared the Lok Sabha with nine official amendments, faces a tough task in Rajya Sabha. An ordinance on land promulgated earlier was to lapse on April 5. It was repromulgated last week since it could not be converted into an Act by Parliament in the ongoing Budget session.

The BJP has asked its MPs and senior leaders to explain to the people the benefits of amending the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act brought by the previous UPA government.

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