"Rao agreed to extend all necessary cooperation to hand over the land."
Hyderabad, July 21 - Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao has agreed to allot 2,900 acres of forest land to the Indian Navy for setting up a VLF station.
The land will be allotted to the Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam, in Dammagudem Reserve Forest at Pudur village, Vikarabad in Ranga Reddy district near Hyderabad, said a statement from the chief minister's office.
The announcement came as the ENC commander, Vice Admiral Satish Soni, met the chief minister here Monday.
Rao agreed to extend all necessary cooperation to hand over the land.
The navy will pay Rs.115.06 crores towards compensatory afforestation and net present value of the land in due course, it added.