Land ordinance re-promulgated

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today gave his assent to the re-promulgation of the land acquisition ordinance, official sources said.

The ordinance which was set to lapse on Saturday had been promulgated on December 31 last year to amend the earlier act passed by the UPA in 2013.

The union cabinet recommended re-promulgation of the ordinance on March 31 after the government failed to secure passage for it in the Rajya Sabha where the NDA is in minority.