Huge land allotted to KIIT in Bhubaneswar at throw away price causing crores of revenue loss to state exhequer , exposed through RTI
All of you might be aware about CAG expose about illegalities and irregularities committed by State Govt. in respect of allotment of land to KIIT and other Institutions in Bhubaneswar area. CAG has take up some test cases, examined its allotment procedure and exposed the nexus of state bureaucracy and Sri Achyut Samant, founder of KIIT in matter of allotment of land to KIIT at throwaway price. To know more about land allotted to KIIT in Chandaka Industrial area, Bhubaneswar RTI application was submitted to the PIO, Office of IDCO, Bhubaneswar on 22.9.14. The PIO on dated 24.10.14 has provided the information which as follows.
Name of Institution or business house
IDCO plot No.
Date of allotment
Revenue received by IDCO ( in Rs. )
92,68/A,68/B,91/A & 91/B
102,M/4 to M/19, M/19/1, M/19/2, N/1 to N/1/C, N/2/1
A/8 & 9
44/, D & 44/E
Twenty Nine crores fifty lakh eighty eight thousands nine hundred sixteen
A. Total land allotted to KIIT in only Chandaka Industrial area is 51.498 acre with payment of Rs. 29,50,88,916.00.
B. This said quantity of land has been allotted to KIIT only in Chadaka Industrial area. Apart from that, KIIT has been allotted land by IDCO in other areas like Patia in Bhubaeswar.
C. In 2006, KIIT has also received 26.970 acre of land from GA Dept. at the cost of Rs.6.76 crores (premium amount per acre per land fixed by Govt. is Rs. 25 lakh) . But during that time DSR (District Sub-Registrar) value of land was 1.5 crore per acre. By allotting this land to KIIT at lowest premium value , the State Govt. has incurred revenue loss of Rs.33.70 crores.
D. The cost of payment per acre of land allotted to KIIT is just Rs. 57,30,104.
E. The DSR value (Govt. cost) of that land is more than 2 to 4 crores per acre of land from 2004 to 2014.
F. During 1998 to 2009, the premium value of land was not revised by the Govt.
G. CAG Audit Report has pointed out that the Govt. has incurred revenue loss of more than Rs. 250 crores due to irregularities and undue benefit given to KIIT.
H. Total of 14 acre of land allotted to KIIT on 25.7.14 is totally illegal despite objection given by CAG. The said land was illegally encroached by KIIT . Despite this issue being raised by CAG report which was Submitted to Govt. in January 2014, the IDCO allotted the land through passing a resolution in High-level Land allotment Committee presided by Sri Jugal Mohapatra, the then Chief Secretary of Odisha.
( NB- It was circulated on 7.11.14 and reproduced on 7.7.15)
Pradip Pradhan, M-9937843482