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Why Farmers of AP gave land for Amaravati

For starters, Land pooling is the process where land is voluntarily sought from farmers or land owners. In return, the government gives developed plots to the land owners or farmers along with a yearly sum based on the type of land.
 
Land acquisition: When the government decides to acquire land without the will of the land owners/farmers and will compensate them. In this case, the land owner is not willing but is forced to abide by the decision.
 
In AP’s case, for its capital Amaravati, Land pooling was introduced.
 
Why is land pooling better?
 
It makes development a participatory model, and the key to its success is that it is voluntary.
 
How do land owners/farmers benefit?
 
Once the city is developed in a decade, they will get back almost 30 per cent of their pooled land as ultra-expensive city land. This enables them to see the new city as a road to prosperity, not deprivation.
 
The scheme offers farmers a monthly payment per acre as high or higher than the going leasing rate for farmland. Landless labourers will get a monthly