VIJAYAWADA: Chief commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA) Anil Chandra Puneta has asked the revenue staff to issue notices to the institutions which have not been utilising the land allotted by the government or using it for purpose other than declared.
The CCLA said that the district collectors have the powers to reclaim land if it is not used for the purpose for which it has been allotted. He wanted the revenue staff to conduct a survey to know how much land had been allotted to how many institutions or companies and submit the details to tahsildars.
He wanted the land resumed from the institutions and companies to be transferred to the land bank. Referring to Medical Council of India (MCI) stating that just 20 acre land would be enough for setting up a medical college and said in the past land up to 150 acre had been allotted to medical colleges. “If more land is allotted than required, very soon there would be no land left,” he said.
He said that it was the duty of the revenue staff to protect the government land. They should identify the government land and take steps for creation of land banks. If protection of such lands becomes impossible, then they may send proposals to his office for auctioning them.
He pointed out that if agricultural land was being converted as non-agriculture land, particularly for real estate purpose, the developers would have to pay money equivalent to 9 per cent of the basic value.