Modi's bid to ease land for companies could impact Indian reforms

February 23, 2015 1:05 PM

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Modi's bid to ease land for companies could impact Indian reforms

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A bid by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make it easier for businesses to buy farm land for infrastructure and industry has sparked a backlash that could stymie his efforts to get reforms through a parliament session that began on Monday.

While the change is aimed at unlocking hundreds of billions of dollars worth of projects, which have been stuck for want of land, opposition parties and rights activists say it discriminates against farmers.

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