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Sushil, Yogeshwar get land for academies

As expected, the Haryana cabinet on Wednesday approved leasing out eight acres of public land at Motilal Nehru School of Sports in Rai, Sonepat, at a highly concessional rate of Rs 35,000 per acre annually to Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar for setting up a wrestling academy.

chandigarh Updated: Dec 18, 2013 23:26 IST
Hitender Rao

As expected, the Haryana cabinet on Wednesday approved leasing out eight acres of public land at Motilal Nehru School of Sports in Rai, Sonepat, at a highly concessional rate of Rs 35,000 per acre annually to Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar for setting up a wrestling academy.


The Rai sports school land has been leased for 33 years to the London Olympic silver medallist, who is a resident of Baprola in Delhi and a railway employee. The sports department had proposed that land be leased at the rate of R34,000 per acre annually for 33 years.

A committee of secretaries (CoS), constituted to examine the matter, had on the contrary suggested that the Sushil Kumar Foundation should be allotted land elsewhere for the academy since the Rai school is built on public land. The council of ministers, however, overruled the CoS.

A district-level committee, set up for evaluating the land, had found that the collector rate of the school land was about R95 lakh per acre. The evaluation was based on the rate of similarly placed land in adjoining villages since the collector rate of the school land, which once fell in the revenue estates of Sewli and Ferozepur Khadar villages, was not fixed. Since the land in question abuts the land procured for the Rajiv Gandhi Education City (RGEC), the district-level committee said that land for the RGEC had been allotted at the rate of R5,940 per square metre to educational institutions by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in 2011.

Bahadurgarh sports complex landfor Yogeshwar

The state government on Wednesday decided to lease out two acres belonging to Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to London Olympic bronze-medal winning wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt at Bahadurgarh sports complex to set up a wrestling academy. However, the terms and conditions of the lease, including the lease amount, is yet to be worked out by the government. Since HUDA will transfer the possession of the Bahadurgrah sports complex to the sports department, the onus will be on the latter to decide the terms and conditions and the lease amount.