Halga-Bastwad, the place where the Suvarna Vidhan Soudha will be built on 112 acres, the farmers have at last given their nod for acquiring their land but at a price not less than Rs. 13.5 lakh an acre.
Government has proposed to acquire more than 100 acres of land in Survey Number 63 of Halga-Bastwad villages on Pune-Bangalore National Highway No 4 about 12 km from the city to build the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha.
The land with black cotton soil is under agriculture/horticulture.
The Government had agreed to pay a compensation of Rs. 12 lakh an acre, the farmers sought at least Rs. 15 lakh an acre as they would not get alternative land at the same price. Also, many growers would lose their only source of income. The Government would distribute compensation amount within two weeks of acquiring their land.
Source The Hindu