India's Modi faces opposition from farmers to land reforms

March 22, 2015 12:29 PM

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India's Modi faces opposition from farmers to land reforms

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought on Sunday to stave off farmer protests against his efforts to make it easier for businesses to buy land, after opposition to the bill overshadowed a burst of progress on economic reform.

Tussles over land acquisition have locked up hundreds of billions of dollars of infrastructure developments, and looser rules are important for Modi's vision of building modern cities and industrial corridors crisscrossing India.

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