Maitreya project: Stay on govtmove to acquire land in Kushinagar
The notifications for acquisition of around 660 acres of land in Kushinagar for setting up of the project had been first issued in 2004 under Section-4 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894. The subsequent notification of Section-6 of the Act was issued in 2005. After that, the process did not move forward following initial resistance from the farmers.
Last year, after the government changed, there were reports that the Maitreya Project was being shifted to Gaya in Bihar because they were not able to get land in Kushinagar. gs towards the end of 2012. “A couple of meetings were also held between the DM and the farmers late last year. But the latter were not in favour of giving away their lands, following which they decided to approach the court last week,” said Mishra.
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