Group of Ministers allots 100 acres of land to six institutions

The GoM, headed by Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu met in Vijayawada on Thursday.

Published: 23rd November 2018 09:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2018 09:21 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: The Group of Ministers (GoM) dealing with land allotment to various institutions in Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) limits resolved to allocate as many as 100 acres of land to six institutions on Thursday.

The GoM, headed by Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu met in Vijayawada on Thursday. It has decided to allot 80 acres of land to Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (deemed-to-be-university) in two phases for establishment of its campus in Amaravati.

The institute, headquartered in Chennai, offers medical, engineering, management, law and other courses. The GoM said that 40 acres of land will be given in each of the two phases. Furthermore, the GoM allotted 10.2 acres of land to International Cricket Academy, 2 acres to Zoological Survey of India, 1.5 acres to Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC), 1 acre to Andhra Pradesh Crafts Council and 2.65 acres of land to Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA).

“The GoM also directed the officials concerned to issue notices to the institutions, which have not begun construction in the lands allotted to them. Initially, notices will be served on Indo-UK Institute of Health and BR Shetty Medicity. After holding meetings with other allottees, we will decide on issuance of further notices,” Municipal Administration minister P Narayana said.

It may be recalled that the State government had allotted about 1,500 acres of land to more than 100 institutions, including central organisations and private companies, so far.

Till the end of last month, the APCRDA has received only Rs 386 crore out of the total Rs 506 crore the institutions were required to pay towards the allotted lands. HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Social Welfare Minister Nakka Ananda Babu and officials were present.

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