Monday, May 9, 2011

[ZESTCaste] SC, ST lands to be developed with Rs. 521 cr.

SC, ST lands to be developed with Rs. 521 cr.
Staff Reporter

The district administration is developing farm lands belonging to SCs
and STs at an e+stimated cost of Rs. 521 crore. The plan was already
approved and works commenced. The works were being taken up by
District Water Management Agency (DWMA) under Mahatma Gandhi National
Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS).

According to sources, 4,945 acres of fallow land belonging to these
categories has been identified for the purpose and the estimated cost
to develop the land was about Rs. 27.24 crore. As much as 89,490 acres
of land belonging to 44,759 small and marginal farmers has been
identified for improving its cultivability at a cost of Rs. 155.66
crore by providing 54, 578 man-days.

Similarly 36,213 acres of land pertaining to 16,033 ST farmers would
be developed with a cost of Rs. 78.35 crore by providing 26,157 work

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