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Procurement of pvt land for Machilipatnam deep sea port to begin mid-Nov: AP minister

Press Trust of India  |  Machilipatnam (AP) 

Pradesh K said Saturday procurement of private land would begin by mid-November to speed up the proposed deep sea port.

The also rubbished rumours that private land owners or farmers would have to pay the tax for the package received for parting with the land for the port project.

He clarified that the Pradesh government has exempted tax on packages for land procured for developmental projects, including the Polavaram Irrigation project.

In September, the Urban Development Authority (MUDA) had borrowed Rs 200 crore from the state mineral development corporation for purchasing the land from the farmers or private land owners, the said.

Of the required 2,200 acres of private land proposed for the port, the MUDA is yet to procurer over 1,500 acres of land to proceed with construction works of the port project, said.

The state government, private land owners and farmers have agreed for Rs 25 lakh as package for an acre under the Land Purchasing Scheme, he said.

Ravinder also said an official communication in this regard will be released soon in consultation with revenue authorities concerned.

The Urban Development Authority (MUDA) B M Babaprasad were also present at the presser.

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First Published: Sun, November 11 2018. 00:10 IST