Land aquisition in Shivangaon

Despite allegedly low award for land acquisition announced by Maharashtra Government, people having agricultural land at Shivangaon have started accepting it. In the last ten days since the announcement of the award, awards worth Rs 11.5 crore have been distributed and the Government has acquired 51 hectares of agricultural land there.

Notably, on March 2, Maharashtra Government announced the award of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh per hectare with an additional component of 66 per cent for agricultural land. If a project affected person (PAP) of Multimodal International Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) has one hectare of land and if it comes in the category of Rs 10 lakh/hectare, he would get Rs 10 lakh plus an additional component of Rs 6.6 lakh, said sources in the administration. At this rate, barring the gaothan of Shivangaon, total 272 hectares of agricultural land is to be acquired. For the purpose, Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) has reportedly made available Rs 75 crore out of total estimated award of Rs 76.32 crore to Land Acquisition Office. The said office has started distribution of land acquisition award from March 3. Notably, till March 13, an award of total Rs 11.5 crore has been distributed for 51 hectares of land, said the sources. As per the criteria fixed for award distribution, if a PAP is having agricultural land, he would get the award as mentioned above. However, if his land is converted into non-agricultural one, he would get award at the rate of Rs 520/- per square meter, that is, just above Rs 21 lakh per acre. It may be recalled here that there was resentment among Shivangaon PAPs over the award, which was awaited since last two years. They felt that Maharashtra Government had rejected recommendation of its own committee to give compensation of Rs 30 lakh per acre. Notably, more 94 hectares of land of Shivangaon gaothan and more than 150 hectares of land at Chinchbhuvan is yet to be acquired. The award for the same is expected soon.

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~ by nagpurestate on March 14, 2008.

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