Odisha files requisition for 1.17 lakh acres land bank

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has so far filed requisition for land measuring 1.17 lakh acres under the land bank scheme in 23 districts, the state assembly was told on Thursday.

The state-owned Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation of Odisha (Idco), which is mandated to create a land bank, has so far filed requisition for land measuring 117,655.746 acres in 23 districts, Industry Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said in a written reply.

Two categories of land have been created – Category-A which would be leased out to Idco by the district collectors for immediate requirement of industrial purposes, while Category-B, is the land the collectors would reserve with them for subsequent allotment to Idco.

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Accordingly, out of the total area, 17,121.822 acres has been prioritised as Category-A and 71,173.099 acres as Category-B, said the minister.

Idco has acquired 4,627.283 acres under Category-A and reserved 34,459.041 acres government land under Category-B so far.