9% interestThe sanctioned amount is 15% higher than the ?3.25 lakh a cent fixed by the district administration.
The council was demanding ?5.25 lakh a cent for category A land and 10% less for other four categories of land as fixed by District Purchase Committee that met on October 9, 2013.
Remaining petitionsDistrict Collector K. Vasuki will hear the remaining petitions filed by the affected from Wednesday and make recommendations.
Those who were affected from Chenkal and Karode villages opposed it and district administration unilaterally announced ?3.25 lakh.
A 15-day strike by the Kazhakuttam-Karode Bypass Action Council in May demanding more compensation for those who surrendered land in the Kottukal-Karode corridor of the 43-km Kazhakuttam-Karode National Highway 66 bypass has earned results.
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