Meeting with farmers on land acquisition for varsity soon

A meeting between farmers and Ganderbal district administration will soon be held to finalise acquisition of 25 hectares of land for establishing a central university there.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 17:51 PM IST

Srinagar: A meeting between farmers and
Ganderbal district administration will soon be held to
finalise acquisition of 25 hectares of land for establishing
a central university there.

The state government has identified 105 hectares of land
for the university, of which 90 hectares belong to the state
while 25 hectares have to be acquired from the farmers,
Minister of state for Revenue Nasir Aslam Wani said.

He said a meeting between the farmers and district
administration will be held soon to sort out any matter
regarding the acquisition of land for the university to be set
up at Kurhama in Ganderbal district, 25 kms from here.

Wani yesterday visited the site of the university to
assess the acquisition process of the proposed land.

Addressing people near the site, the minister said he
had come to meet the affected farmers of the area on the
directions of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to resolve the
issue amicably.

"Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is keen to sort out the
issue amicably with farmers, as the government`s policy is
that all developmental projects should be people-friendly," he
said.

Wani said the university would play a vital role in the
uplift of local economy and also provide job opportunities
to the youth in the Valley, particularly Ganderbal, the home
constituency of the Chief Minister.

During the visit, the Minister also inspected various
developmental projects in the district, which includes mini
secretariat, a 200-bedded district hospital and dak-bunglow,
an official spokesman said.

PTI