The State Government has recently issued a notification for acquiring 6061 hectares land in 18 villages from Aurangabad and Paithan tehsils in the third phase acquisition for the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) has sent a letter to the district administration asking it to expedite the process for the land acquisition.
Now, the process for acquiring 8000 hectares land for the second and the third phase is likely to be implemented simultaneously. This would be the biggest land acquisition process in Marathwada.
Under the DMIC, an international standard industrial estate will come up on Shendra-Bidkin stretch. In the first phase, 550 hectares land in Karmad Shivar was to be acquired. Farmers agreed to part with land after they were offered the rate of Rs 23 lakh per acre. The first phase land acquisition process is in its final phase now.
In the second phase, 2300 acres land from Bidkin, Nilajgaon, Nandalgaon, Banni Tanda and Bangala Tanda is to be acquired. The farmers are not ready to accept Rs 20 lakh per acre offered by the administration.
Even as the negotiations continue, the State has issued notification for the third phase land acquisition.
This phase includes 842.42 hectares government land which is to be handed over to the MIDC.