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Land acquired for Tata Steel plant in Chhattisgarh to be given back

In 2005, Tata Steelhad signed an agreement with BJP government for setting a steel plant with an investment of around Rs 195 billion

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

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The newly elected Congress government in has decided to return the of farmers in Bastar district acquired by the government in 2008 for then proposed plant project in the area.

Chief Minister has issued directions to the officials concerned for completing the process required for returning the to farmers, mostly tribals, and present a proposal in this regard in the next Cabinet meeting, an official statement issued here Monday said.

Notably, Baghel and Congress president had promised to farmers ahead of the just concluded state polls that their in Lohandigua area of the district, which remained unused as cancelled its project, will be returned to them if the Congress came to power.

In the party's manifesto also, it was promised that the agricultural lands acquired for industrial purpose, on which no project was established within five years of acquisition, will be returned to farmers.

A total of 1764.61 hectare of private land of about 1,707 farmers of ten villages was acquired by then government for the plant in February 2008 and December 2008, a government public relation official said.

The villages in which land acquisition was done includes Chhindgaon, Kumhli, Beliyapal, Bandaji, Daabpal, Bade Paroda, Belar, Dhuragaon and Sirisguda of Tehsil and Takarguda under Tokapal tehsil.

In 2005, Tata Steelhad signed an agreement with the Raman Singh-led BJP government for setting a steel plant with an investment of around Rs 195 billion in Lohandiguda, he said.

In 2016, Tata Steel had scrapped the project.

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First Published: Mon, December 24 2018. 22:25 IST
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