Telangana revises land rates up to 50 percent

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Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Tuesday raised land value across the state after seven years, ranging from 30 percent to 50 percent.

“An elaborate and detailed exercise has been carried out for revision of the basic value. The exercise has been done in accordance with Telangana Revision of Market Value Guidelines Rules,” said an official statement.

The government issued an order on Tuesday for the new land prices to come into effect from Thursday.

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As part of the revision, lowest value for agricultural land has been fixed at Rs 75,000 per acre.

“For agricultural land, the existing values have been enhanced by 50 percent in lower range, 40 percent in mid-range and 30 percent in higher range,” said an official.

Likewise, cost of open plots have been revised from Rs 100 per square yard to Rs 200 per sq yard.

“The basic values for open plots have been revised by 50 percent in lower range, 40 percent in mid-range and 30 percent in higher range,” he said.

Similarly, the existing lowest value for flats and apartments at Rs 800 per sq ft has now been revised to Rs 1,000 per sq ft, rising by 20 percent in lower ranges and 30 percent in higher ranges.

However, the government claimed that stamp duty rates, which are among the lowest in the country, have also been revised.

“The Cabinet Sub Committee, after detailed deliberations, recommended enhancement of stamp duty rates. After careful consideration of the matter, stamp duty rates have been revised to 7.5 percent from 6 percent for sale and other transactions,” he noted.

According to the government, land rates in Telangana have risen considerably, following significant growth in IT, pharma, tourism, infrastructure projects, formation of new districts, and growth in other sectors.