Hyderabad: Considering the demands of farmers, who will lose land under Mallanna Sagar project, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhara Rao has agreed to compensate the land oustees in a manner that is agreeable to them.
KCR held a review meeting on Mallanna Sagar Project and land issues here on Saturday. Major Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao and other officials participated in the review meeting. KCR said that land acquisition under Mallanna Sagar Project can be done through two methods -- by invoking the Land Acquisition Act-2013 or through GO: 123.
KCR said: “The State government is ready to compensate farmer in the way they want. Farmers can choose compensation as per either Land Acquisition Act- 2013 or GO: 123. Whatever method farmers want, the government will honor it. If some farmers want compensation under Land Acquisition Act-2013, the government will consider it. If some opt for GO:123, we’re ready to honor it also.”
TRS came under severe pressure as opposition parties which have extended support to the farmers. Revenue experts opine that farmers will be at loss if they opt for Land Acquisition Act-2013.
However, the government did not give any clarity on the land value based on which the compensation would be given under the Land Acquisition Act 2013.
Recently Harish Rao said the TRS government was ready to give house for house, school for school and temple for temple as desired by the people. Land oustees will also get a share in the income generated through fish farming after the construction of Mallanna Sagar Project.
As per the GO:123 issued by the government, a farmer losing an acre of land with a bore in it will be paid Rs 7 lakh as compensation. A farmer without a bore in his acre of would be paid Rs 5.8 lakh. Apart from this cash component, the displaced family will get a double bedroom house as part of TRS government’s housing scheme.