Setback to Govt over Land Pooling

Published: 06th May 2015 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th May 2015 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAPURA: The state government is not out of woods as yet as regards acquisition of land for construction of the new capital for Andhra Pradesh.

After the High Court ruled that the government should return the documents of farmers who had initially consented to surrender 15,000 acre land since they were not willing to part with their land at present, the state government now wants to invoke the Land Acquisition Act, 2013 to take the lands.

The farmers of Penumaka village in Tullur mandal met on Tuesday and decided to oppose the move of the government to acquire their land by invoking the Land Acquisition Act.

The farmers contended that the state government cannot use two Acts at a time to acquire land. As the government had already invoked Land Pooling Act, now it cannot invoke the Land Acquisition Act.

The state government wanted to acquire 32,500 acres land in the capital region of Tullur mandal but hit a road block when farmers approached court for exemption of their land from land pooling as they were not willing to surrender their land.


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