The Government will soon sell its toxic land in West Bengal to investors.
The sale will be for Rs 2,000 crore.
In the meantime, the Government is trying to come up with ways to improve quality of life for the people of the state.
We will also try to do some sort of rehabilitation of the area for the locals, said Dinesh Yadav, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) and Urban Development, West Bengal.
The Government is working with experts on a number of initiatives, including setting up a ‘green corridor’ in West Murugan to help the residents of the coastal region, said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
He said the green corridor would help people from other parts of the country.
A total of 6,095 acres of land will be acquired for the land deal.
This is the largest purchase in West Mumbra for the first time in 20 years, said Sisode.
The land is currently owned by the Government of West Bengal, and is situated in an area called East Murugam, which is in the West Bengal state of Andhra Pradesh.
It is a mountainous area, and the Government hopes to establish a National Park there, Sisodesaid.