KARNATAKA

Notice issued to 31 ‘industrialists’

HASSAN: Deputy Commissioner Naveen Raj Singh said on Thursday that notices had been issued to 31 people in Hassan district who purchased land in the industrial area but had not set up industries. Fines were imposed on 28 of them. Mr. Singh said there were charges that the land mafia had purchased land in Hassan for Rs. 3 lakh an acre in 2001 and sold it for Rs 8 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh an acre later. That is why notices had been issued, he said. Mr. Singh said the Government had sanctioned Rs. 74 lakh as subsidy for small and marginal industries, of which Rs. 30 lakh had been released. — Staff Correspondent

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