Farmers and businessmen are coming forward to relinquish their land for the international airport coming up at Bhogapuram in the district.
Chairman of the CMR Group, Mavuri Venkataramana has handed over 23 acres of land in Bhogapuram mandal to the district collector for the mega project, to be developed by Bhogapuram International Airport Company Ltd (BIACL), a press release issued by District Collector office said.
Venkataramana voluntarily handed over the 23 acres of land and also urged the farmers to come forward to relinquish their lands to the district administration for the project, which will boost development of the district and was essential for it.
According to the release, farmers in Kavuluwada village in the district have so far handed over 23 acres of land, while more farmers were willing for acquisition by the government.
District collector Vivek Yadav assured the farmers that the government will settle the compensation package at the earliest.
Meanwhile, the collector said government has identified 136 unemployed youth in Mudasarlapeta, Rellepeta, Byreddypalem and Mollikalapelem villages for imparting training to them in various trades through district rural development agency to create employment opportunities.