India's biggest lake city project planned on 12,500 acres in the outskirts of Pune by Lavasa Corporation has begun to rock on a different note.
Land acquisition from farmers and transparency-related issuesrelating to agreements signed by Lavasa with the state government have come into sharp focus. These issues are likely to become larger in the run up to the coming assembly elections.
Right to Information (RTI) crusaders and Magsaysay awardees such as Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal, Aruna Roy and Medha Patkar are among those who have demanded an independent probe to set the record straight.
Driven by Lavasa Corporation, a subsidiary ofthe Mumbai-based HCC Real Estate Ltd., the project was in the limelight in the past due to its association with NCP chief Sharad Pawar's family and speedy clearances from Congress-NCP government.
The project has now begun to witness flashes of conflict between company officials and affected farmers led by National Alliance of People's Movement (NAPM) leader Medha Patkar and others.
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