The Madhya Pradesh Government has attached the land of the district’s largest soyabean oil company here for not paying diversion charges since last four years.

“We have attached K S Oil’s 13.653 hectare land located at Silawati on the A B Road for non-payment of diversions fees of Rs 66,97,642 since 2009,” tehsildar Rashmi Shrivastava said on Wednesday.

If the dues are not paid within 15 days, the Government can auction this land, the official said. During this period, the company cannot sell or use the land, worth crores of rupees and situated on the highway, she said.

Shrivastava said that her office had taken the action as despite several notices served to the company in this regard, it was not paying the dues.

K S Oil’s soyabean extracting plant is situated at Silawati village and was set up with an initial cost of over Rs 200 crore. The company had purchased the land from the railway line to the A B Road for the purpose, but diversion fees was not yet paid by it, she added.

(This article was published on February 20, 2013)
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