Bihar Govt rejects land scam in BIADA
Bihar Government rejected the opposition allegation of irregularities in land allotment by the Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA).
Patna: Bihar Government on Monday rejected the
opposition allegation of irregularities in land allotment by
the Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA).
Chief Secretary Anup Mukherjee in his report,
circulated to the press, said there was no irregularity in
allotment of land to entrepreneurs who might be relatives of
state ministers, MPs or bureaucrats.
"The lands have been allotted under framed rules and
procedures with full transparency," Mukherjee said.
Addressing a joint press conference with BIADA Managing
Director A Arya, State Industry department`s Principal
Secretary C K Mishra said the BIADA had started allotment of
land under a legislation enacted in 1974 and the land
allotment was done under the rules framed in 2007.
"There has not not been any provision for auction of
land," Mishra said adding the allotment had approval from the
Project Clearance Committee.
Opposition parties have recently petitioned Governor
Devanand Konwar seeking a CBI probe into the alleged illegal
allotment of land under BIADA.