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Vijayawada: Govt offers sops to angry farmers

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Published Jan 21, 2020, 1:23 am IST
Updated Jan 21, 2020, 1:23 am IST
The government also decided to hold all sessions of the Assembly in Amaravati.
The landless poor would be paid an enhanced amount of Rs 5,000 per month.
 The landless poor would be paid an enhanced amount of Rs 5,000 per month.

Vijayawada: In a bid to pacify the agitating villagers around Amaravati capital city, the YSRC government on Monday came out with additional incentives for farmers who offered their lands for the land pooling scheme.

The government also decided to hold all sessions of the Assembly in Amaravati. Earlier, the G.N. Rao committee recommended holding the Budget session in Visakhapatnam and remaining short sessions in Amaravati.

 

Speaking after introducing a Bill to repeal the AP Capital Region Development Authority, minister Botsa Satyanarayana said that the government was committed to developing plots and infrastructure and to render justice to land owners.

“Our government will extend the annuity to be paid to land owners for an additional five years beyond the tenure fixed by the previous government (of 10 years),” Mr Satyanarayana said.

The minister said that the Jagan Mohan Reddy government had decided to give plots to assigned land owners on par with patta land owners.

Further, the landless poor would be paid an enhanced amount of `5,000 per month and the arrangement would continue for additional five years beyond the tenure fixed in the scheme, he said.

The Amaravati Metro Region Development Authority (AMRDA), which will replace the APCRDA, will fulfil all financial obligations and honour all contracts.

The bonds and financial instruments issued by the APCRDA shall be deemed to have been issued by AMRDA, and shall be redeemed in accordance with terms of such instruments, he said.

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