Govt cancels land allotment to Mythic Society

Govt cancels land allotment to Mythic Society

The Karnataka government put brakes on Mythic Society’s plans to set up an Institute of Indology at Avalahalli in Yelahanka.

The revenue department cancelled allotment of 10 acres of land in survey number 73 given to the society for violating one of its conditions that the proposed institute should come up within two years of its allotment.

The state government had allotted the land to the Society on November 28, 2011, to set up an Institute of Indology with a library and hostels. The institute would have been a place to study ancient inscriptions and preservation of palm leaf manuscripts.

There were four conditions attached with the allotment. The institute should come up in two years from the date of allotment. The land should be used only for the purpose it was allotted. If the government felt that the land or even part of it is required, the government has powers to take it back.

As the institute did not come up within the given time, the department served a notice in 2015 asking the society why the allotment should not be cancelled. In reply, the society executives said the land was not demarcated by the district officials, due to which they could not take up the work. The reply did not satisfy the government, which cancelled the allotment. Mythic Society officials could not be reached for comment.

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