Odisha Cabinet Approves Allocation of 881.745 Acres of Government Land For Khurda-Balangir Rail Line

Odisha Cabinet Approves Allocation of 881.745 Acres of Government Land For Khurda-Balangir Rail Line

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Date Of Post: 23 June, 2018

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha cabinet approved allocation of a government land free of premium and free of incidental charges and free of capitalised value of land revenue in favour of the Ministry of Railways for construction of railway projects in inaccessible areas of Odisha.

The government land measuring 881.745 acre of 172 villages of Nayagarh, Boudh, Sonepur and Balangir districts will be allocated for the construction of Daspalla-Bolangir segment of Khurda-Bolangir New Broad Gauge Railway line, the chief secretary A P Padhi said.

More Information:

  • The state cabinet has also approved a proposal to utilise a piece of land in Ganjam district as a Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) to set up a Private Industrial Park by a Tata group company.
  • The DTA is a zone outside an SEZ, enabling companies to set up manufacturing units that cater to the needs of the domestic market, whereas an SEZ is for export oriented units.
  • The approval was made at the cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, chief secretary said.
  • The Odisha Industrial Infrastructural Development Corporation (IDCO) had earlier been handed over 2970 acre land at Gopalpur in Ganjam district.
  • Out of that, the Centre has notified 1235 acre to be utilised by TATA Steel Special Economic Zone Ltd (TSSEZL).
  • The remaining 1735 acre would be utilised by the TSSEZL for setting up a Private Industrial Park as Domestic Tariff Area, Padhi said.

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