New Delhi: Delhi government is open to
regularise the extended areas of villages in the city and a
high-level committee will soon be set up to examine the issue.
Replying to a private member resolution moved by
Congress MLA Balram Singh Tanwar, Revenue Minister A K Walia
said government was also considering to provide all civic
amenities in extended area of the villages.
"We will soon appoint a high-level committee to
examine whether the extended areas of villages could be
regularised," he said.
Walia said the government has already initiated the
process of regularisation of 146 unauthorised colonies which
came up on extended lal-dora in the villages.
"The Committee will be asked to consider the issue in
detail and come out with a feasible solution," he said.
In the resolution, the House was requested to resolve
that the extended area of villages be regularised and all the
civic amenities be provided to them.
Further it was also requested to resolve that the
farmers who have built their houses on agricultural land be
regularised and all civic amenities be provided to them. The
resolution was, however, rejected by the House.
The House had also rejected another private member
resolution that sought use of Hindi language for recording of
statements, arguments and in announcements of judgements in
all courts upto the session level.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, replying to the debate
said both Hindi and English are being used and expressed the
government`s inability to allow proceedings in court only in
"We have shortage of Hindi typist and translators
also. I am happy that members are talking strongly about
Hindi," she said. The motion was rejected later.