Cabinet endorses policy to acquire private land through mutual consent
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh cabinet, chaired by Chief
Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, here on Wednesday endorsed a policy that the land
of private owners will be acquired through mutual consent for projects of
According to the policy, on requirement of land for
infrastructure and development projects of state government’s departments and
undertakings, first concerning collector will transfer a suitable land out of
available government land to administrative department as per rules.
If suitable government land is not available, then
land can be purchased from private owners through mutual consent for project or
a part of it on the application of administrative department. Private land will
be acquired after paying price to the seller equal to the price calculated at
prevailing rates of collector’s guideline and value of immovable assets
existing on the land.
This amount will be paid in lump sum as rehabilitation
grant to the seller. Thus the seller will get amount double the value of land
and the immovable assets on it.
The amount payable against land to be acquired for department/undertaking
and immovable assets thereon and rehabilitation grant will be borne by
concerning administrative department/undertaking.
According to the policy, if the project is withdrawn
or fails after land acquisition and the land is not required as a result of it,
then the land will be surrendered to Revenue Department by concerning
administrative department/undertaking. The surrendered land may be allotted by
Revenue Department for any other government work or development project.
If a government land allotted on agriculture lease is
required by government for any project then concerning collector will examine
the need of patta under the policy. The collector will calculate price of land
like private land and amount of grant and sanction the same if patta holder
surrenders the land willingly.