Fifteen of 284 project-affected families of Kukshet village got lease agreement of their land compensation under rehabilitation scheme of MIDC. The remaining families will get their lease agreement in phases.
The project affected persons (PAPs) here heaved a sigh of relief after an arduous struggle for their rights for over 21 years.
Belapur MLA Manda Mhatre, who fought for the land losers that surrendered their native village for industrial development to MIDC, said, “It was a long battle for the villagers who locked horns with MIDC, which acquired their land at erstwhile Kukshet village in MIDC area who were later shifted to sector 4, Nerul, as rehabilitation. Now, MIDC completed the process of handing over the legal right to villages while inking lease agreement.”