The Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) will release civic amenity (CA) sites on lease to organisations and societies engaged in public works in the city.

There are 109 sites ready for allotment. MUDA is releasing these sites for public purposes after a gap of seven years, as the last such allotment (of CA sites) was conducted in 2005.

In addition, 20 CA sites have been reserved for boards or corporations established by either the State or Union governments.

MUDA chairman P. Nagendra told presspersons here on Saturday that allotment would be based on MUDA guidelines. Only institutions, societies or associations registered under the Karnataka Society Registration Act 1960 or a cooperative society registered under the Cooperative Societies Act are eligible to apply. The last date for submission of applications is February 8.

The lease period will be 30 years and the amount has been fixed at Rs. 1,087 per sq m, Mr. Nagendra said. Organisations representing Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, those engaged in the rehabilitation of the mentally challenged and disabled, and Kannada medium schools will be given 50 per cent concession. However, MUDA officials have clarified that they cannot release sites for residential purposes. Of 129 sites, 15 per cent has been reserved for institutions working for the welfare of SC groups and 3 per cent for those working for ST communities.

Officials have clarified that no changes in land-use would be permitted, and beneficiaries should adhere to the purpose for which the site was allotted in the first place.

MUDA Commissioner C.G. Betsurmath pointed out that there have been instances in which the CA allotment was rescinded due to violations, the most common being the failure to utilise the land for which it was allotted.

In recent months, MUDA launched a drive to ascertain whether CA sites are being used for the same purpose for which they were released. There have been 16 cancellations so far, of which nine were due to non-payment of equated monthly instalments and seven for not using the land for the purpose for which it was allotted.

  • Lease period will be 30 years, says MUDA chairman

  • 15 per cent of the sites reserved for institutions working for SC, ST communities