The Kanabargi residential project (Scheme No.16) is moving ahead as the Belagavi Urban Development Authority (BUDA) has recently announced its decision to invite tenders from consultant firms. This step marks a significant milestone in the project’s implementation. If everything goes according to plan, the public can expect to apply for sites in February 2024.
The Kanabargi project, which was initially planned to span across a total area of 159 acres and 23 guntas, has faced legal conflicts with farmers who own land in approximately 30 acres. As a result, the project is expected to continue on the remaining land that is still available. This legal dispute has played a major role in causing delays in BUDA’s implementation of a new city layout.
The government had initially suggested a land-sharing ratio of 60:40 with the farmers, but this proposition was turned down. Following that, a proposal of a 50:50 ratio was put forward, which was widely accepted by most farmers, except for those who owned 30 acres.