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The AP government on Monday initiated capital works in the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) villages. As some farmers have started asking for the return of the consent letters given to the CRDA earlier, the officials have started taking physical position of the capital lands from the farmers.

Thulluru: The AP government on Monday initiated capital works in the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) villages. As some farmers have started asking for the return of the consent letters given to the CRDA earlier, the officials have started taking physical position of the capital lands from the farmers.

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N 37 Nelapadu farmers paid compensation

The CRDA, which began the land pooling first at Nelapadu village of Thulluru mandal, started taking possession of the lands from the same village. The officials visited the village and took over three acre land (cotton field) of Dhanekula Subba Rao, the sarpanch of the village. The officials have leveled the field by destroying the crop after Subba Rao harvested his last crop.

The officials later announced that they had taken possession of 97 acres of the land in the village belonging to 37 farmers. The officials have also paid Rs 28 lakh to these farmers as first installment of the compensation promised by the government. The officials acted swiftly to take physical possession of the lands to avoid further complications in the light of some farmers camping in New Delhi against the land pooling.

The government is also worried about some of the farmers asking the government to return their consent letters. At Nowluru village, the farmers have held protest at the local CRDA office a couple of days ago. The officials acted fast to take physical possession of the lands before the demand spreads to other villages. The officials said that they would take possession of all the lands where the standing crops are harvested.

The officials have proposed to take physical verification of the lands on the basis of the consent letters given by the farmers and verify the ownership even as the taking possession continues. “We are happy to give our lands to the government for the capital. We have even given a resolution to the government giving our consent to vacate the total village if required. We are all ready to move to another place if the government wanted to take over the house sites too,” said sarpanch Subba Rao.

The village has 300 families with a population of 1028 as per the 2011 census of which 33.56 per cent are Scheduled Castes and 0.78 per cent are the Scheduled Tribes. The village has a total of 1300 acres of agriculture land and another 500 acres of land for house sites (living area).

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