Opposition cites CAG report on land allotments
The members from the Opposition bench alleged that the Kalahandi collector had unfortunately banned selling and purchase of lands in 18 villages for the expansion of the Vedanta Alumina. The members demanded that the Revenue Minister should explain in the house under whose direction the Kalahandi collector had issued such an arbitrary order and demand action against the collector.
The Revenue Minister Surya Narayan Patro in his reply stated that the government has already taken steps to release 12,138 acres of land under illegal occupation. The minister also stated that the Crime Branch has been asked to investigate certain land related cases.