Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government today indicated that it would go for land acquisition to acquire about 300 acres in its capital city area in Guntur district.
The state government has pooled more than 33,000 acres in the capital area so far under its “land pooling scheme” (in which farmers are given a share in developed land among other benefits).
The move to acquire about 300 acres in Tullur mandal of Guntur district as per the Land Acquisition Act, 2013 is being done as the bits of land in the mandal are turning out to be hurdles for construction activity to be taken up soon, state Agriculture Minister P Pulla Rao told reporters.
He said 98 to 99 per cent lands in Tullur mandal have already been taken under the land pooling scheme.
The option is still open for land owners to join the land pooling scheme without the government having to invoke land acquisition, the minister added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone on October 22 for the state’s greenfield capital city of Amaravati coming up in the Vijayawada-Guntur region.