Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government has begun the process of allotting returnable plots to farmers and landholders in and around Gannavaram who had given their lands under land pooling scheme for the Gannavaram airport expansion.
Revenue officials will begin holding public hearings in the villages from Monday before landholders submit their preferences. About 700 acres of land from Gannavaram and 10 neighbouring villages were acquired through LPS after chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu decided to use the scheme instead of land acquisition. The district administration had handed over the land to the Airports Authority of India which has begun runway extension works. Principal secretary (CRDA) Ajay Jain issued a government order (GO MS 232) on Friday specifying the rules of the plot allotment policy . “Landlords, according to their eligibility in their revenue villages land pooling development scheme may file applications in form 9.18 (A) or form 9.18 (B) within 15 days from the publication of plot allotment policy,” he said. The allotment of plots would be done by drawing lots just like the plots returned in Amaravati.
Landlords are allowed to opt plots with different standard sizes. In case a landholder has to get extra area, he or she can opt for joint share in a standard plot with other landowners or undivided share in the earmarked plots by CRDA or bonds having transferable development rights .