J-K retrieves 34 acres of encroached plots

Jammu and Kashmir government has retrieved over 34 acres after the launch of anti-encroachment drive in the district.

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2011, 22:40 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has
retrieved over 34 acres after the launch of anti-encroachment
drive in the district.

District authorities have retrieved 225 kanals of
Evacuee Property land and 50 kanals (34 acres) of state land
from the grabbers in Panchwati village near the city, Raman
Bhalla, Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, told
reporters here during an inspection.

Bhalla had asked the Revenue Officers to retrieve
Evacuee Property (EP) and state land from the grabbers in
their respective jurisdictions.

He further said that government has established a
special complaint cell in the offices of Deputy Commissioners
for collecting information about EP and state land
encroachments across Jammu and Kashmir.

The Minister directed the EP and state land
authorities to demolish the structures on the retrieved land
and fence it properly.

Government has also received complaints regarding fake
allotments of state and EP land in different areas, he said.

He asked them to inquire into the complaints and
report to higher authorities for further necessary action.

The minister appealed to the people to lodge
information regarding land-grabbers on website
www.jammu@nic.in.

He said the government is planning to construct
banquet halls, shopping complexes and flats on EP land across
the state to generate income.

PTI