New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government will not renew the land acquisition ordinance that lapses on Monday.
"I have decided. The ordinance lapses tomorrow, and we will not renew it," Modi said in his radio address Mann ki Baat.
He said a statutory order was being brought to include 13 central acts to extend benefits to those farmers whose land is acquired.
"The government has a clear heart. For the benefit of farmers, the government will do anything.
The 13 central acts includes those related to national highways and railways.