The Committee constituted by
AMU Vice Chancellor Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis to prepare a detailed
“Action Plan” for the establishment of Special Centre of AMU at
Murshidabad (West Bengal) and Malappuram (Kerala) visited the
Malappurram's proposed campus site and held wide ranging
consultations with State Government functionaries and citizens of
the area today at Perinthalmanna, Kerala.
According to AMU Public Relation
Officer Dr. Rahat Abrar, V. Sasikumar - Member, Kerala Legislative
Assembly from Perinthalmanna, who accompanied the visiting team to
the site said that the state government and the local people both
will extend all possible support to AMU and its special centre.
He said that 123 acres of land
acquired on fast track basis and that too in a short span of time
bears testimony to the significance the people attached to the AMU
Special centre in Malappuram.
Mohan Dutt, District Collector of
Perinthalmanna while briefing the visiting team said that the
process of demarcation was completed and the Kerala Land Information
Mission surveyed the land to demarcate 123.69 acres to be acquired
in the first phase including the land required for the Main Road
(100 feet road) to the campus.
The Government constituted District
Level Purchase Committee has negotiated with the land owners and
fixed the rates ranging from Rs. 8,750 to Rs. 47,000 (for Forty Sq.
Meters) according to the type of land. This decision has been
forwarded to the government for approval, he said.
While the AMU Committee was holding
consultations, the District Collector informed that the State Level
Purchase Committee has approved the first phase acquisition rates
involving an expenditure of Rs. 13 Crore. The Revenue Minister who
was on the phone spoke to Prof. V. K., Abdul Jaleel, AMU Registrar
and Leader of the Visiting Team and informed that the Kerala
Government will hand over the acquired 123 acres of fist phase land
in a Public Function within two weeks.
The State officials also informed that
the process of demarcation and land acquisition of balance land out
of the total 393 acres is in progress and the special land
acquisition staff will complete the task assigned to them in time.
The AMU Visiting Committee comprising
Prof. V. K. Abdul Jaleel (Convener), Prof. Pervez Mustajab,
Controller of Examinations and Admissions, Prof. Ekram Husain, Prof.
Javed Akhtar and Prof. N. A. K. Durrani participated in the review
meeting with the officials of various government departments
including Revenue, Electricity, Public Works, Land Acquisition,
Water Works and CPWD.
The team insisted on the time line ad
succeeded in evolving a broad consensus that includes handing over
of first phase 123 acres land to the University within three weeks
of Government notification, fencing of the acquired land including
that of the approaching road will be done by the State Government by
the end of March 2010.
The 10-20 MVA substation will be made
ready within six months, portable water supply will be ready within
one year and for construction work alternative water arrangement
will be made within 3 months.
The officials also agreed to provide
the list of all tall trees along with the survey map to facilitate
holistic planning. They also informed that stone quarry activity was
totally stopped in the area earmarked for the setting up of the AMU
The team also inspected and identified
a temporary alternative site for formally launching the AMU Centre
in the next academic session in the nearby vicinity.
The State Government officials who
were present in the meeting include Dr. K. Vijaykumar, Special
Officer, P. Abdur Rahiman, RDO, Perithalmanna, P. V. Ramadas,
Special Tehsildar (Land Acquisition), V. Gopinathan, Deputy Director
of Collegiate Education, Calicut, P. Mohanan, Geologist, Mohammed
Ali K., Executive Engineer & Jud K. Raphell, Executive Engineer,
Kerala Electricity Board, M. Christtrados, AEE, PWD/Roads, E. V.
Rajgopalan, AEE, Water Works Department, Perinthalmanna and N. N. S.
S. Rao, Superintendent Engineer, CPWD, Calicut also participated in