By Pallavii Pitale
The Urban authorities of the state of Karnataka are experiencing extreme difficulties developing new layouts, as farmers are not willing to sell their lands for the offered rates by the government that are lesser than the market value.
The land acquisition model by the Gujarat government to develop new layouts in secondary cities and towns under joint partnership with landowners in the ratio of 60:40 shall be now adopted by the Government of Karnataka. The model has also been emulated in several other too.
The Karnataka government has decided to grant 40% of land in developed layouts to the original landowners which would enable urban development authorities to form new residential layouts without hurdles in the state.
The proposed 60:40 policy will be experimented in Bijapur, Shimoga and Tumkur districts where officials are chalking out a plan for new layout developments.In these developed layouts, 45% of the total area would be allotted for residential purposes, 15% for parks and open spaces, 10% for civic amenities and 30% for roads.