Sachicidanand Prasad & Ors. Vs. MD, National Thermal Power Corp.
The Land Acquisition Act, 1894 - Section 23
Land Acquisition - Compensation - Market value - Collector fixed the land value at the rate of Rs.357/- per decimal - Reference Court fixed the land value at the rate of Rs. 1988/- per decimal - High Court, in appeal, found that the fixation by the Reference Court was wholly erroneous and set aside the award passed by the Reference Court - Brought to the notice of the Court that in the case of several other persons, whose lands have been acquired for the first respondent, the parties have settled the matter by fixing the land value at the rate of Rs. 480/- per decimal - Appeals disposed of with the directions that the appellants shall be entitled to have their land value fixed at the rate of Rs.480/- per decimal along with all statutory benefits - In case the appellants show, within a period of one month , the first respondent that in the case of others who are similarly situated in the vicinity of the appellants, the first respondent has agreed for higher rates, such higher rates shall be granted to the appellants as well along with all statutory benefits.
Topic(s)-Land Acquisition - Compensation Enhanced