Govt. to acquire 16,000 acres for Mallannasagar project

The district administration has commenced the process of acquiring 16,000 acres of land in Toguta and Kondapaka mandals for the construction of Mallannasagar reservoir. The land acquisition process is likely to be completed in 40 days. This is part of the Pranahita-Kandi project and the reservoir capacity will be 50 tmcft.

The project will cater to the needs of Ranga Reddy, Medak, Nizamabad, Warangal and Nalgonda districts. The project cost is estimated at Rs.9,800 crore including land acquisition. The district administration has already acquired about 3,000 acres and efforts are on to acquire the remaining 13,000 acres.

Eight villages - Etigadda Kishtapur, Toguta, Tukkapur, Vemulaghat and Pallepahad in Toguta mandal and Kondapaka, Singaram and Erravalli of Kondapaka mandal - will be adversely affected with the construction of the project. Out of these, five villages will be partially submerged while three- Etigadda Kishtapur, Vemulaghat and Pallepahad - will be fully submerged. About 1,840 families will be affected by the construction of the reservoir.

Six revenue teams each comprising six members were formed and offices set up at Toguta (panchayat-wise) so that it is easy for the villagers to approach the revenue officials in this regard. It was planned to pay compensation in a single package.

Land is being acquired under G.O. 123 which facilitates payment of compensation in one go. Officials claimed that they were offering Rs.5.04 lakh additionally for any constructed house irrespective of the size. To avoid any inconvenience to the land owners, the registrations are also being held at the village.

“We have decided to complete the acquisition process in the next 40 days without fail. Compensation is being paid in a single instalment without any problem,” Joint Collector P. Venkataram Reddy told The Hindu . Currently, the process of enumeration and assessment is in progress involving various departments.

The officials are planning in such a way that the land will be handed over to the Irrigation Department within 10 days after issuing of notification for acquisition.

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