Naidu also said the first part of the session has been the most significant and rewarding of the four sessions of Parliament since the Government assumed office in May 2015.
    
"Parliament has enabled the beginning of a new era of transparent governance in the country by ending government's discretion in allocation of minerals which has come to be a cesspool of corruption and malpractices," he said on the passing of Mines and Minerals, and Coal Mines bills replacing respective Ordinances.
    
"I would rate these two legislations at the top of the major outcomes of the Budget session so far," he said, adding that passing of the Insurance Bill hiking FDI in insurance sector is the next major outcome. "I thank Congress for their support."
    
"I would like to have these two legislations passed unanimously. But our friends in some parties had different ideas. They in effect, wanted us to ask the states if they wanted to end or not the discretion in allocation of minerals and the attendant corruption. I am happy that this contingency has been averted," he noted.
    
On the Land Bill, he said it was a collective demand of states who wanted changes in the Land Acquisition Act of 2013 to enable land acquisition with less hurdles and keeping practicality in view like in the case of the number of years after which the land acquired is to be returned to owners if it was not used.
    
"We have sought to accommodate the views of the states without compromising the interests of land owners and those dependent on lands.
    
"Let me assure you and political parties that the Government does not stand on prestige in this regard. We have brought some amendments that are all in the interest of farmers so as to take all the parties on board," he said, hoping that government will decide on the next step with regard to it in due course.
    
Naidu informed that Lok Sabha has passed 14 Bills while Rajya Sabha cleared 7 and both the Houses passed a set of 7 Bills.
    
"Productivity of Lok Sabha has been 123.45 pc while Rajya Sabha has worked for 106.79 pc of the scheduled time. Lok Sabha sat beyond the scheduled business hours on 11 days while the Upper House did so on 9 days," he said.

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