Government in possession of over 37,000 acres of unused, acquired land
news Monday, July 14, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | July 14, 2014 | 1.30 pm IST The Karnataka government possess over 37,000 acres of land acquired for industrial use in the last 10 years, according to a report in The New Indian Express. Replying to a question by MLC Ganesh Karnik, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said said in the Legislative Council that the state government had acquired over 78,000 acres of land for industrial purpose in the last 10 years. Of this, 31,094 acres had been allotted to various industrial units in the IT, BT, cement, steel, textiles, medicine, machine tools, chemicals, electric appliances, furniture etc. The highest area of land was acquired in Bellary, followed by Bijapur, Tumkur, Bangalore Rural, Bangalore Urban, Gulbarga, Dakshina Kannada, Yadgir, Ramnagara, Dharwad, Mysore and Hassan. The government had acquired just 3.03 acres in Gadag district. Other districts with very low land acquisition are Chikmaglur , Kodagu, Bidar, and Haveri.