Maharashtra, Dec 10, 2016: A new controversy has been arisen after the opposition has alleged that the Maharashtra government has incurred the loss of Rs 209 crore by giving land at a concessional rate for Patanjali food processing unit in Nagpur.
The company promoted by Baba Ramdev has been given 230 acres of land in Mihan Special Economic Zone in September this year.
The calling attention motion raised by Congress MLC Sharad Ranpise on the issue was reserved for further discussion as the State government failed to provide satisfactory information to queries raised by the Opposition.
“The market price of land outside MIHAN is Rs. 1.16 crore per care which was given to Patanjali at Rs. 25 lakh per acre. It has cost [the] State exchequer Rs. 208 crore,” Ranpise alleged.
Minister of State for Industries, Madan Yerawar said that since the land that was given to Patanjali is outside the Mihan SEZ and is underdeveloped so its cost is less.