Chandigarh: In the wake of recent farmers’ uprising in the northern belt, the Haryana government has stopped land acquisition in the state. As the matter is spinning out of control in the neighboring states, the Haryana government’s decision has not only brought a respite to the farmers, but has also halted the ongoing protests in the state.

According to the state government, the land acquisition has been postponed in the hope of an amendment in the Land Acquisition Bill by the Centre which might bring some good news for the farmers.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has given direction not to release notices under Section 6 of Acquisition Law for the land which has already been served the notices under Section 4. The decision brought a pause to the ongoing protest against the acquisition of 3677 acres of land in Rewari sector 20, 21 to create a Multipurpose Logistics Hub for which the notices were released two days ago.

According to the officials, the decision will not be implemented in case of land acquisition for development projects.

The Hooda government has paid Rs 4,173 crore for the acquisition of 16,362 acres of land in the last six years.