Majority of acquired land is of govt: CM

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Palakkad, July 8 (UNI) Stressing that the land which was recovered from TATA was government land and not forest land, Chief Minister V S Achutanandan said only 60 acres of the 1,200 acres was forest land.

''The Task Force engaged in the eviction drive had recovered 1,200 acres of TATA land. Of this only 60 acres was forest land,'' he told reporters here.

''Regarding TATA land, State Revenue Minister K P Rajendran had given me a note and it clearly said that only 60 acres was under forest land and the other land was government property,'' he added.

He pointed out that the Minister's note had ended all the speculations regarding the land.

The whole issue had rocked the state Assembly after the Revenue Minister asserted in the House that the 1,200 acres recovered from TATA was indeed forest land.

Regarding the Self Financing Professional College management's threat to go for a second 'Vimochana Samaram' (Liberation struggle), he said it would not have any impact. All the managements of the Self Financing Professional Colleges, including eight medical college managements had made an agreement with the government on the fee and admission procedure. Only four medical college managements had desisted from it and these managements had now come up with threats, Mr Achutanandan said.

He also cautioned against the managements who violated the agreement.


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