Krishna district Collector M. Raghunandan Rao has submitted a report relating to the land acquisition for the deep water port project at Machilipatnam to the Andhra Pradesh Lokayukta and the State government. It would cost about Rs .495 crore to acquire the land. According to the report, the total land to be acquired for the project was 5,277 acres, including 937 unsurveyed land and 2,489 acres of patta land in Machilipatnam mandal. The land is falling under the limits of Manginapudi, Tapasipudi, Gopuvanipalem, Karaagraharam, Chilakalapudi, Bandar East Revenue villages in Krishna district. It is estimated that over Rs. 43 crore is required for resettlement and rehabilitation of the 563 families.

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