Replying to a question raised in the assembly Housing Minister V. Somanna replied that, State government had stopped the process of acquiring land for housing scheme in villages near the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha.
Karnataka Housing Board had identified 750 acres and 35 guntas of land at K.K. Koppa, Kondasakoppa and Khamkaratti villages near Suvarna Vidhana Soudha to build houses. The government had accorded approval to acquire the land at Rs. 10.80 lakh per acre when the market price was just around Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh. However after the Suvarna Soudha was built here, the prices of the said land have risen and land owners now have refused to sell their land.
A radius of 2.5 km around the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha as a green belt, to maintain the sanctity of the building.