In a bid to promote rural infrastructure development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly stated that Rs 25 trillion will be spent on all villages spread across the country to strengthen their infrastructure.
In the Navi Mumbai airport project, six of the eight villages which had initially opposed the compensation package for land to be acquired for the project have now accepted to the deal. The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) sources said that another boost to the project is the Centre agreeing to remove the land earmarked for resettlement of project-affected persons (PAPs) from the high-tide zone.
To facilitate landing of big aircraft and night landing facility at Rajahmundry, the Andhra Pradesh government is taking initiative to acquire land of 857 acres. Now, the State revenue authorities are expediting the process to carry out the survey at Madhurapudi and Burugupudi villages of Korukonda mandal in East Godavari.
In Odisha, seven villages of Nalgunda and Ghatapur gram panchayats under Chandbali block lack road connectivity and other basic amenities. With the government promised fair-weather roads yet to see the light of day, commuting to the villages proves to be a very difficult task.
Government subsidised 3,000 affordable houses will be built by Vadodara Urban Development Authority (VUDA) in Bil and Sevasi villages, in the suburbs of the city. These houses are going to be built for people belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS) and low income groups (LIG), VUDA Chairman Naranbhai Patel said on August 6.
For setting up beneficiation and pellet plants at Nemalkal and Hiradahalu villages in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh Kudremukh Iron Ore Company (KIOCL) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Rashtriya Ispat Nigam (RINL). KIOCL is a Bngalore-based public sector undertaking. The plants will have a capacity of 1.2 million tonne a year each depending on the availability of iron ore. KIOCL will invest Rs 1,000-1,500 crore in this project, according to a press release.
All villages of Udhampur-Doda constituency in Jammu and Kashmir will be connected with roads by 2018, a local MP said on May 20. The villages would be connected with roads under centrally-funded and other schemes by 2018, Choudhary Lal Singh said while addressing a rally after inaugurating a bridge at Agar village in Reasi district.
Greater Noida Authority has said that farmers of Devla and Khodna Khurd villages have agreed to part with their land for the eight-lane Noida-Greater Noida link road. The Authority said that the 130 m link road will be ready by July. The Authority will soon begin taking over the land whose acquisition was quashed by Allahabad high court on October 21, 2011.