Kolkata: Disapproving the much publicised Land Acquisition Bill of the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee is likely to enact her own version of Land Bill for her state that would empower the state government to acquire land, if required, for industrialization.

Mamata would clarify her take on the Land Acquisition Bill when the Centre tables the Bill in the Parliament on Thursday.

Mamata is not in  favor of industrialists acquiring land directly from the farmers, which is proposed in the new Land Acquisition Bill.

According to sources, Mamata has already made it clear that the Haryana model of acquiring land cannot be applicable in West Bengal.

Mamata is of the view that while in some cases investors would have to directly purchase land from the farmers, government approval will be also required in few cases. If investors want to acquire land to set up industries, they will have to approach the government land bank for it.

The Chief Minister had made her views clear on the issue of land acquisition clear during the land acquisition row in Singur, which is presently being heard in the High Court.

Going by Mamata’s identity of being a street fighter, it will be tough task for the Centre to take Trinmool Congress on board on the Land Acquisition Bill in its present form.

JPN/Bureau