Following are some key amendments:

* Social infrastructure removed as an exempted category

* Land can be acquired up to one km on both sides of the designated railway line or road of the industrial corridor

* Before issuing notification, the government should ensure that land acquired is bare minimum required for the project

* The appropriate government must conduct survey of its wasteland including arid land and maintain a record

* Acquisition of land for private hospitals, educational institutions no longer counted as public purpose

* Compulsory employment to at least one member of affected family of a farm labourer

* Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation Authority should hold hearings in district where acquisition takes place

* Court shall take cognisance of offence provided in the procedure laid down in section 197 of Code of Criminal Procedure

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