The government acquired 2,933 hectares (consisting of 1,169 hectares private land and 1,764 hectares of Govt. land) through CIDCO for the construction of Port in 1984.
This entire land was situated in 12 revenue villages of Uran Taluka of Raigad
District of State of Maharashtra. The private land admeasuring 1,169 hectares was acquired from 10,469 local landowner farmers, under the Land Acquisition Act 1,894.
To achieve optimum and effective utilization of land resource and to harness maximum the potential of Port-related activities and services, JN Port undertook an extensive drive to audit and upgrade the Land Management System. The Port upgraded all land records and prepared an exhaustive Digital Joint Map with reference to upgraded land records.
The Port has also prepared a list of 10,469 PAPs to assess and facilitate the allotment of developed plots of land, as a package deal under the rehabilitation of JNPT PAPs under 12.5% land allotment scheme. The implementation of the said scheme is in progress.
In 2015, the JN Port also undertook a detailed GPS/GIS survey of the entire Portland admeasuring 2,933 hectares and the reclaimed land of 198 hectares, including the berthing area. The GPS/GIS mapping will facilitate scientific land use planning for the future development projects of the Port and optimum utilization of the available land resources. This will not only help the sustainable growth of the Port but also conserve and protect the environment.
The JN Port has employed the best practices and technology to achieve most efficient, effective, and scientific management of its land recourse and will continue the same in the future.