AP bans cultivation of next crop in 30,000 acres across 29 villages needed for land pooling
news Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 31, 2014 | 9:05 am IST The Andhra Pradesh government and the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) will not allow the cultivation of a new crop by farmers for the next season in the proposed 30,000 acres in 29 villages required for the new capital. According to a report in the Times of India, the officials added that the land pooling was likely to begin on Wednesday, with as many as 30 special revenue teams going around and issuing notices and discussing compensations with the farmers. The AP government also plans to appeal to the Centre to give income tax exemption to farmers. According to the land pooling scheme, farmers can pool as a group to ensure more benefits. Around 30 deputy tesildars and deputy collectors will start negotiating with the farmers. The CRDA will initially take the land from farmers, who are willing to participate in the land pooling scheme. Each team will cover about 1000 acres of land. The AP government on Tuesday also constituted a committee for the CRDA with chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu as chairman. The report also added that notices would be issued to all the farmers and if there is no response to the notice within a fortnight, it will be considered that the farmer is willing to part with the land. Tweet
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