Officials of the Haryana State Industries and Infrastructural Development Corporation (HSIIDC) have been making frequent visits to villages around the Industrial Model Township (IMT) in Manesar to convince people to hand over their property under the government’s land pool scheme.
According to the scheme launched in the state in July last year, landowners whose plots are acquired for development can seek compensation in the form of developed plots instead of money.
A senior HSIIDC official said a team is visiting villages of Dhana, Bass Khusla and Patli-Hazipur along the upcoming Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway which is to pass along the IMT.
“The scheme enables villagers to remain stakeholders and use the fully developed plots according to his/her convenience rather than take money and get displaced,” said the official.
The villagers, however, have gone into a huddle and are apprehensive of land acquisition and compensation issues.
“We have trust issues. We don’t know when the government will hand over developed plots,” said Brijesh Chauhan from Aliyar village.
Under the land pool scheme, the land owner will be handed out a 1,200 square yard developed industrial plot for every acre acquired.
For acquisition of half acre plot, the owner will get a developed plot of 600 square yard but in cases of less than half an acre, one can claim monetary compensation.
Those who are not convinced with the scheme can claim monetary compensation (under provision of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894) along with non-statutory benefits under the resettlement and rehabilitation policy of the state government.
While around 50-55% of the acquired land is to be developed and returned to the owner, the remaining plot will be used for utility and infrastructure.