Return of 803 acres of land to Uttarakhand Govt

By | November 5, 2015
05-November, 2015
Return of 803 acres of land under possession of Nepa Limited at Hempur, Distt. Kashipur (Uttarakhand) to Government of Uttarakhand

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today has given its approval to return of 803 acres of land at Hempur, Distt. Kashipur (Uttarakhand) under possession of Nepa Limited, Nepanagar to Government of Uttarkhand. Nepa Limited, Nepanagar is a Public Sector Enterprise (PSE) of Government of India.


The land at Hempur was allotted in February, 1987 on lease for 90 years, by the then Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation to Nepa Limited, Nepanagar for setting up a bagasse based newsprint mill after remitting payment of Rs. 149.23 lakh at the then prevailing circle rate. However, lease deed could not be executed due to non-clearance from the Central Pollution Control Board on environmental grounds and the newsprint mill could not be established.

The Government of Uttarakhand (GoUK) has, therefore, sought return of the land for alternate use, and has agreed to pay current circle rate (which is substantially higher). Returning this land to the State Government is also justified as a large tract of land in an area short of this vital factor of production, is lying idle and can be put to productive public use by the State.

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