Land Act: Single payment likely for all losses to Telangana ryots

The Land Act, 2013 of the Central government had proposed compensation for each one separately.

Published: 19th May 2017 05:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2017 05:40 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: It will be a lump sum package for farmers who forego their land for projects proposed by Telangana. The state is likely to give a single payment for all the losses to a farmer including land, house and others.

Revenue officials on Thursday started framing the operational rules for the Telangana Land Bill, which was published in the gazette.

The Land Act, 2013 of the Central government proposed compensation for each one separately. But, in the Central Act, it was proposed to construct a house costing around Rs 75,000. But, the state government assured 2BHK house costing around Rs 6 lakh.

“Thus, we are proposing to give a cheque for lump sum amount including the cost of the 2BHK house,” an official said. The operational rules for the State Land Act will be issued in next two to three days. The landless poor who were affected would also be covered under the new State Act. However, such a situation arises only when the entire village was submerged under any project. 

“Complete submergence of villages occur only under Mallanna Sagar Reservoir. There is no such situation at any other project,” the sources said and added that the land acquisition for Mallanna Sagar was almost completed.

Meanwhile, officials explained that the GO 123 which was struck down by the Court would be implemented through operational rules of Telangana Land Act. 

The Central Act discussed about the land acquisition, whereas the State Land Act would deal with the “procurement” of land for various purposes. With the operational rules available in next two days, the land acquisition and payment of lump sum relief and rehabilitation (R&R) package will be expedited in the State from next week onwards.

Telangana Bhavan Resident Commissioner Arvind Kumar brought the copy of the Land Act, which got the assent of the President. Arvind Kumar handed over the copy to CS SP Singh on Thursday.

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