The Andhra Pradesh government has issued an order to acquire fresh land in the Capital of Amaravati. But the YSR Congress has objected to it and claimed it to be a violation of court orders.

The AP government’s Land Acquisition (LA) notification is applicable in Lingayapalem and Navuluru in Mangalagiri Mandal. Accordingly, 110 acres would be acquired in Lingayapalem and 183 acres of land in Navuluru. This notification will affect 1.101 landowners and 106 residential house owners. The houses are being demolished to construct roads.

In Lingayapalem, 81 land owners will lose their lands. For the uniform development of the state, non-pooling land are a requirement and the notification for acquisition of land has come in this regard. However, the non-pooling lands of Undavalli, Penumaka, Lingayapalem, Rayapudi, Tallayapalem, Navuluru and surrounding areas has become a challenge as the farmers there and landowners are not ready to part with their land.

But objecting to this notification, the YSR Congress has said that acquiring land when cultivation activities are in progress was illegal. YSRC MLA of Mangalagiri, A Ramakrishna Reddy said that cultivation is being taken up following the High Court orders in Penumaka, Udavalli and other areas.  

If the cultivation land is acquired in these areas, it will be violation of the High Court rule, said the MLA. Following the notification, the land and house owners are preparing to hold a meeting to decide the future course of their action.

Meanwhile, speaking to Deccan Chronicle, the Guntur Collector K Sasidhar said that EPTRI has conducted a social impact assessment survey in Navuluru and Lingayapalem. The land and house owners have a provision to file objections within 60 days and submit it to the deputy collector and land acquisition officer. He said that no sale or purchase transactions would be allowed on the current lands mentioned in the notification and asked the public not to carry out any transactions.