Vijayawada, January 5

The Andhra Pradesh government prepared ground for acquiring land in villages coming under the planned capital region. Since a few villagers denied giving up their lands, the government decided to take over the land required for the capital city through Land Acquisition Act.

Land acquisition notice was issued in Abbarajupalem, Krishayapalem and Ainavolu villages. The government will pay compensation for those who lose their land, as per 2013 Land Acquisition Act.

The officials have already estimated the social impact in these villages. They stated that the lands mentioned in the notification should neither be purchased nor sold. The enquiry over any objections in this regard will be held on March 17.

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Meanwhile, allotment of plots to farmers, who gave up their lands for the AP capital city area is going on a fast pace. Mangala group has given plots to farmers of Velagapudi and Tulluru.

The government will gain the right over the surrendered lands only after it allots plots to these farmers. So the CRDA is speeding up the returnable plots process.

Out of the 29 villages, returnable plots were given to farmers of 15 villages. 1,734 acres were taken in pooling to distribute among 1,070 farmers of Velagapudi village. Of this, residential plots to 494 and commercial plots to 497 farmers were already allotted.

In Tulluru, 5,400 acres was taken from 2,075 farmers and CRDA officials have allotted 3,253 residential and 2,157 commercial plots to them.

Commissioner Sridhar said seed access and road works are going on a fast pace. The officials said more than 350 houses have to be demolished in the capital city as part of road widening works and they added that special packages were prepared for the victims. The process of allotting returnable plots to the farmers of remaining villages would be completed in one week.

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