The State government on Thursday issued orders alienating 100 acres of government land from the premises of University of Hyderabad, in favour of the National Institute of Animal Biotechnology to be established under the Union Ministry of Science and Technology.

The land situated within the limits of Gopannapally village of Serilingampally mandal, and evaluated at over Rs.3 crore per acre, is being allotted free of cost for the Central government institute.

Process for the allotment began more than a year ago, when the then Collector of Ranga Reddy district submitted a proposal for allotment of government land to an extent of 140 acres to the institute.

UoH Executive Council too approved the allotment and the same was informed to the government. The government authorised the Collector to hand over the advance possession of 100 acres in favour of NIAB.

As part of furnishing the regular alienation proposals, a public notice was issued inviting objections, GHMC Standing Committee’s recommendation was procured, as also an approval from the Empowered Committee, the order noted. Though UoH was allotted land 33 years ago, ownership of the land remained with the State government as no mutation was effected in the revenue records.