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Lands acquired for Tata Steel Plant to be returned to farmers, directs CM

Tata Steel Plant

Baghel directed the officials to present proposal in cabinet

Raipur, Dec 24

Land acquired for Tata Steel Plant in tribal-dominated Bastar’s Lohandiguda area in Chhattisgarh will be returned to farmers soon.

Pointing his promise to farmers, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the officials have been directed to complete the necessary process for this at earliest and table a proposal in the regard in upcoming cabinet meeting.

It is to be mentioned here that Baghel and Congress President Rahul Gandhi had assured the farmers in Bastar that the farmers of Lohandiguda area will be get their lands back. In manifesto also, it was promised to the farmers that the agricultural lands acquired for industrial purpose, on which no project was established within five years of acquisition, will be returned to the farmers.

As per this point of the manifesto, Baghel has given instructions to the officials to start the process required for returning the acquired lands of farmers in 10 villages for Tata Steel Plant in Bastar district. This land was was acquired for Tata Steel in February 2008 and December 2008. The villages in which land acquisition was done includes village Chhindgaon, village Kumhli, Chhindgaon, Beliyapal, Bandaji, Daabpal, Badeparoda, Belur and Sirisguda of Lohandiguda Tehsil and village Takarguda under Tokapal Tehsil. The company concerned has not yet established any industry on this land.


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