Rs 60 lakh per acre to be given for land for MRPL expansion

For the fourth phase expansion of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), Rs 60 lakh per acre would be given to land Kuthehoor, Permude, Mooluru, Tenka Yekkar and Kandavara villages.

The rate was recommended by the price advisory committee, headed by Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S. This was done following three meetings Senthil had with owners of lands in five villages, officials from MRPL, Revenue Department and the Special Land Acquisition Officer.

Senthil said in a statement that farmers who agree for the rate can take the amount. For those who do not agree, a general award of compensation will be passed by the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board as per the Land Acquisition Act, 1894.

In January 2017, the State government issued the preliminary notification for acquiring 1,050 acres of land in five villages. After conducting a public hearing and carrying out a final survey, the government issued the final notification for acquisition of 962 acres of land of which 824 acres were private land.

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