Officials discuss land acquisition process for Cotarli IIT project
Say compensation of Rs 450 per sq mt will be paid to the affected farmers & landlords; Sanguem farmers who will be affected by the project threaten to hit the roads
SANGUEM: Despite the farmers vehemently opposing the IIT project in the green pastures at Cotarli Sanguem, the concerned officials held a meeting at Quepem to discuss the land acquisition process for the project.
It may be recalled that the farmers held at meeting at Orcotto Sanguem on Sunday wherein they vehemently opposed the IIT project in the green pastures at Cotarli.
Besides 30 landlords, the meeting convened by the officials with regards to the land acquisition was attended by the Deputy Collector, Quepem, Mamlatdar of Sanguem and Quepem and others.
At the meeting, the officials conveyed that a compensation of Rs 450 per sq mt will be paid to the affected farmers and the landlords whose land is proposed to be acquired for the project.
In case of tenancy rights, the compensation to be awarded will be shared equally between the landlords and the tenants, the officials informed.
Land acquisition officers said that in case of those parties demanding higher compensation, they will have to wait for an order from the appropriate court.
The rate of Rs 450 per sq mt has been reportedly fixed considering the agricultural land which will be acquired. The government has otherwise fixed a base rate of Rs 500 per sq mt in Cotarli.
Landlords and other parties agreeing for the compensation of Rs 450 per sq mt have been directed to fill the claim forms and submit the same to the concerned Mamlatdar by February 23.
Meanwhile, Sanguem farmers who will be affected by the project are firm on their demand to get the project scrapped and if need be they have threatened to hit the roads, informed Constancio Mascarenhas, President of Orcotto Pani Vyavastha Committee, Sanguem.
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