Homes built on land under merger deal to be regularised

Last Updated: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 13:17

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government will formulate a separate policy for regularisation of houses built on the land coming under the purview of the merger agreement.

"The state government will formulate a separate policy
to regularise the construction of the houses built on the land
falling under the purview of the merger agreement," Chouhan
said yesterday addressing a function organised by Navyuvak
Sabha at Bairagarh.

The merger agreement was inked on January 30, 1949
between the Central Government and the Bhopal Nawab, the
erstwhile rulers of the Bhopal state.

The policy will be drafted by a committee which include
Bhopal Commissioner, Manoj Shrivastava, Secretary to the Chief
Minister Vivek Agrawal and Bhopal Collector Nikunj
Shrivastava, the CM said.

Chouhan said people are in no way guilty of constructing
houses as they have purchased lands from their hard earned
money.

He said that laws will be amended in such a way that any
buyer should come to know all details about the land ownership
before purchasing the same.

Chouhan assured the land/house owners that there will
be no change in the ownership of houses after regularising of
the land falling under the purview of merger agreement.

"House owners do not have to worry about ownership," he
assured.

The house/land owners in the city are agitating over
the sudden decision of the district administration that their
homes were constructed on the revenue land while they claimed
that the land belongs to their forefathers who were associated
with the Nawab in some way or the other.

BJP MLA from Huzoor, Jitendra Daga, whose land as well
as that of large number of people of his constituency also
comes under the merger agreement told the news agency today, "we have
constructed our houses after getting due clearances from local
municipal body and are paying property tax for it since
decades."

"Now, suddenly the land has been described as the
government land which has created problems for the large
number of people living since decades in the area," he said.

"The ongoing agitation against the move will continue
till we get justice," he said and hoped that the committee
formed for the purpose will come out with a law beneficial to
the people.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 13:16

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