Plots Identified for IIT Institute Construction in Kerala

Published on: 07 Oct, 2014
Published under: Education News Kerala

Kerala Govt have finally found the space for establishing the IIT Institutes in the state. The state government has identified two plots — 600 acres in central Puduserry and 650 acres at West Puduserry in Palakkad — to set up the premier institute.

The state government has appointed higher education department additional secretary M Sherif as liaison officer and he will be inspecting the plots on October 10. “After inspection, I will submit a detailed report to the government. We hope to finalise one of the plots to set up IIT,” Sherif said.

Kerala was awarded an IIT in the 2014 Union Budget but on the condition that between 500 and 600 acres of land free of any legal dispute was provided by the state government.

Sources said that residents there were willing to move out, provided they got decent compensation and are rehabilitated as per the new Land Acquisition Act.


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