‘Site offered to ISRO is revenue land’

Thrissur: Revenue Minister K.P. Rajendran on Monday said that the 127.26 acres in Ponmudi offered by the State government to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as a substitute for the Merchiston estate land was revenue land.

The Minister told reporters here that about 40 officials had examined about 100 old documents and found that the 127.26 acres was revenue land. “I do not know about the DFO’s reported letter that claimed that the area was a reserve forest. A decision on this matter will be taken at the Cabinet on Wednesday,” he said.

Forest Minister Benoy Viswam said the Revenue Minister’s views on the land offered to ISRO were that of the government. — Staff Reporter

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