The Union cabinet has approved the Land Acquisition Bill. In the redefined version, a rider has been added that urban projects should be meant for production of goods or services for public. The new Land Acquisition Bill is meant to allow companies to develop townships and urban projects. This keeps open the window for real estate companies to approach the State or the Central government to help them in acquiring land. The changes also take into account the huge requirement that will be thrown up by the government-owned Delhi-Mumbai Corridor Industrial Development Corporation to acquire land. The changes are part of the amendments to the proposed 'National Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011.' The changes by Jairam Ramesh incorporate the suggestions made by industry bodies CII and FICCI, state governments and civil society organisations. The Bill has also hiked the compensation given to project affected people from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh when the industry is unable to provide employment to persons concerned.