While the protests in the capital region are intensifying with each passing day with the support of Oppositions, various student and welfare organisation, AP High court on Monday accepted the public interest litigation (PIL) from the Amaravati farmers. The petition which was expected to come up for hearing on Tuesday sought compensation from Andhra Pradesh Capital Development Authority (APCRDA) for not developing their lands as per the agreement.
The PIL also raised concern over not creating the promised infrastructure by 2019. Sources revealed that, as per the agreement made between the previous government and farmers, the CRDA should pay compensation at the rate of Rs 10 per square yard for residential plot and Rs 20 per square yard for commercial plot every month with effect from February 22, 2019, as per the Land Pooling Scheme. And now, the Jagan-led government’s proposal to shift the capital came in shock to the farmers who accused the government of violating the violated the APCRDA Act.