Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Govt to record crop patterns on airport land


PUNE: The district administration and the Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) officials would record the crop pattern on land - spread over seven villages - likely to be acquired for the proposed new international airport to avoid any litigation or confusion over compensation.

The decision was taken in a meeting held recently between principal secretary of civil aviation Valsa Nair Singh, Maharashtra Airport Development Company vice-president and managing director Suresh Kakani, and Pune district collector Saurabh Rao. An agency would be appointed for videographing these lands till August to establish if they are irrigated, semi-irrigated or unirrigated and the exact produce grown on the land.

The land acquisition has been proposed from Pargaon, Ekalpur, Munjawadi, Kumbharvalan, Udachiwadi, Vanpuri and Kanavadi villages.

"We were unable to get a clear picture in our preliminary review of the plots during the land records update because the sowing was yet to happen. With the onset of monsoons, we would be able to establish the crop pattern on these lands and the videography would give us a clear picture before the lands for acquisition is finalized," said Pune collector Saurabh Rao, adding that another survey would conducted in August-end with the data collected. The administration is updating the revenue records of seven villages .


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