MUDA to strike deal with farmers to develop sites

While Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) plans to distribute 4,028 sites in its layouts during the financial year, the number of applications are 82,000. In order to meet the growing demand, MUDA will develop layouts in partnership with farmers around the city.

MUDA Commissioner S Palaiah said, the partnership will reduce the delay in land acquisition for layouts. The past government has proposed to enter into partnership with farmers, at 60:40 revenue sharing basis, where the authority receives 60 per cent of the revenue generated. Since farmers did not agree to the ratio, the present State government has proposed 50:50 sharing, he said.

As per the recent guidelines, farmers will own 50 per cent of the sites developed on their land. Following the directions, a total of 5,310 sites will be developed at Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar Nagar, Swarna Jayanthi Nagar, K Hemmanahalli Layout and at a layout in Nanjangud. Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar Nagar will come up on an area of 207 acre 30 guntas of Lingambundhi and Yadahalli villages, where 2,484 sites will be developed. Swarna Jayanthi Nagar will come up in 184 acre 30 guntas land of Halaalu and Chowdalli villages, where 2,208 sites will developed.

K Hemmanahalli residential layout will be situated on 48 acres of K Hemmanahalli village with approximately 540 sites and 114 sites will come up in 14 acres of land, near Nanjangud.

However, MUDA members were divided over the feasibility of the scheme. While a few members felt that farmers would rather sell their land to private developers than to MUDA, as the former pay the dues on time, others felt that the project would remain in the announcement stage.

The members also discussed the absence of a property register at MUDA and sought the appointment of an estate officer on priority.

Discussions regarding the mistakes of Comprehensive Development Plan of MUDA was also held. Members instructed officials to correct the mistakes in the Plan and send it to the government for approval.
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