The government has imposed several restrictions on allotment of lands to private parties for various purposes, including setting up of industries, and banned alienation of its lands falling within 2 km radius of a mandal headquarters, normally a minor town. The guidelines of the new land allotment policy, which was adopted by the Cabinet at its recent meeting, were issued on Friday through a 46-page order.
As per the guidelines which also banned sale of government lands for resource mobilisation, only dry and waste lands will be given for industries. Eligibilities are prescribed for allotment to IT firms even in Tier II and III cities/towns such as Vijayawada, Tirupati, Kakinada and Warangal.
AP Land Management Authority (APLMA) will be constituted with Chief Commissioner (land administration) as chairman and eight other members. Director-general, EPTRI, who will be a member, will go through all environmental issues before the allotment is made. The authority will maintain an online land bank with comprehensive information about the government lands.
Government land or private land acquired for a stated purpose will be offered for lease or sale only at market value which will be determined by a special committee. Land for housing purpose to BPL families/government departments/its educational institutions will be allotted free of cost.
The allotments to power stations will undergo a sea change as installed capacity of the proposed plant is made a criterion. A plant with two 500-MW capacity units based on indigenous coal will get only 1,090 acres.
In case of industrial estates promoted by APIIC, district industries centre headed by Collector may allot up to five acres, its MD up to 50 acres and government more than 50 acres.