THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The government has decided to take back the land given to Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for establishing its southern regional campus as the institute delayed starting the construction activities.
It was four years ago that the government had allotted 25 acres of land under the possession of the Department of Animal Husbandry at the Vithura farm in Nedumangad to the IGNOU. In its order, the Department of Revenue said that the land had been kept unutilised for the past four years, which was against public interest.
The revenue department had allotted the land on condition that it should be utilised within a year or it would be taken back for violation of the condition. The land was given at a lease rent of Rs 1,000 per cent per annum for 30 years.
The district collector will be entrusted with the task of taking further action in this regard.