GUNTUR : In a surprise move, the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) on Wednesday issued a notification for acquisition of 82 acres land in four villages in Amaravati even as the government is engaged in bringing an amendment to the Land Acquisition Act, 2013 to get exemptions from certain provisions of the Act that impede the process of acquisition.
The notification was for acquisition of land in Abbarajupalem (9.75 acres), Ainavolu (13.25 acres), Krishnayapalem (25.87 acres) and Bhorupalem (33.58 acres).
The move, however, is being seen as a tactic to make farmers give up their lands under land pooling, under which the state has been promising moon to the farmers.
Though the government issued a similar notification last year under the Land Acquisition Act 2013, it had not acquired any land. It was stated that the government put it on the backburner after Janasena chief Pawan Kalyan had taken up the farmers’ cause and warned the government against forcible take over of their lands.
Apart from the land notified for acquisition on Thursday, the APCRDA has to acquire 762 acres land in Undavalli and 724 acres in Penumaka.
According to the Section 11 (4) of the Land Acquisition Act 2013, without prior permission from district collector, farmers cannot sell or purchase the land after notification. The farmers have a right to raise their objection within 60 days of the issuance of the notification. The deputy collector and other land officials will conduct an inquiry at village revenue officers at 11 am on March 17.
YSRC party leader and Mangalagiri MLA Alla Rama Krishna Reddy expressed anger at the land acquisition notification. He said farmers in villages, where the land is notified for acquisition will move to the court like the farmers in Penumaka and Undavalli.