HYDERABAD: The Telangana State Policy for Acquisition of Land through Agreement under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 was notified on Friday.
The State government felt it necessary to come out with a policy to facilitate District Collectors to acquire land through a negotiated agreement up to a particular extent in case of acquisition for projects as outlined in the policy and on specific instructions of government to any extent.
The objective of the Act is to guide and facilitate the appropriate authorities at the district level to acquire critical extents of land, through negotiated agreement. It also intends to avoid undue time and cost over runs in project completion for want of critical parcels of land.
Under the Act, a District Level Negotiations Committee will be constituted with the District Collector as the chairman. The Joint Collector of the District (or) Special Collector of the project concerned will be the member. Special deputy Collector/Revenue Divisional Officer will be the convener. The executive engineer of Roads & Buildings/ Panchayat Raj/Irrigation/RWS or any other officer will be the members.