The Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) has cracked down on the misuse of civic amenity (CA) sites.

The sites, which were allotted for public purposes, were being used for private gain, a MUDA release said.

MUDA allots CA sites to public welfare organisations for them to construct schools, libraries and cultural institutions, in accordance with the Karnataka Urban Development (Civic Amenities Sites Allotment) Rules, 1991.

As per these rules, land is leased for 30 years.

In the release, MUDA Commissioner C.G. Betsurmath said the authority had so far allotted 614 CA sites to individuals or institutions.

Of these, there had been 241 instances of violation and MUDA had issued notice to 127.

Among them, the allotment of 16 had been cancelled, and probe was on with regard to 63 other cases, he said and added that if there were violations, their allotments too would be cancelled.

Giving the example of one such case, Mr. Betsurmath said a trust claiming to run an educational institution was given around 6,800 sq m on August 16, 2008, at Vijayanagar 4th stage, second 2nd phase. But, instead, the land was used for cultivation.

MUDA had cancelled this allotment and the trust would forfeit 12.5 per cent of the land cost deposited as earnest money, the Commissioner added.

  • 614 CA sites have been allotted for public welfare

  • ‘In 241 cases, they have been used for other purposes’