Land for AP capital to be procured on pooling system: Minister

 Andhra Pradesh Information, Public Relations and IT Minister P Raghunadha Reddy said here today that land for new capital of Andhra Pradesh will be procured from farmers through land pooling system where they would be shared a portion of their land after development.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 28, 2014, 18:57 PM IST

Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Information, Public Relations and IT Minister P Raghunadha Reddy said here today that land for new capital of Andhra Pradesh will be procured from farmers through land pooling system where they would be shared a portion of their land after development.

The new capital region will be developed around Vijayawada in Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Mangalagiri limits.

Reddy, who is also a member of the Capital Advisory Committee, constituted by the state government to finalise land acquisition policy for construction of capital said, land will be procured from farmers through pooling method under which land will be developed and afterwards farmers who have given away their land will be given a share in it.

The minister, who was in city on an official tour told reporters that the 'share' (of land) for farmers would be finalised in next two to three months.

Land pooling is the best policy where farmers would come forward to hand over their land and will be favourable to them, he said.