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Never assured 3 acres to SCs, says KCR; cites manifesto to back claim

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao stated in Assembly on Tuesday that he had never assured SCs would be given three acres of land each.

Published: 06th October 2021 10:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th October 2021 10:10 AM   |  A+A-

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (File photo | Express)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao stated in Assembly on Tuesday that he had never assured SCs would be given three acres of land each. “It is a fact, I never assured that,” Rao said. He was replying to Chandrayangutta MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi’s question as to whether the government would continue the distribution of three acres of lands to SCs, besides implementation of the Dalit Bandhu Scheme. 

Rao said he had announced that the SCs, who had one acre would be given two acres, those had one-and-a-half acres would be given another acre and a half. “We have mentioned the same in our manifesto,” Rao said. Quoting studies, the Chief Minister said that the minimum agriculture land for farmers should be two-and-a-half to three acres. Rao further said that one acre could not be acquired for Rs 7 lakh as mentioned by Akbaruddin Owaisi. The cost of the land in State was much higher, the Chief Minister said.

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