Bill passed to prevent use of excess land for real estate
Kolkata: The West Bengal Assembly on Friday passed the Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2013 which would prevent use of land, earmarked for township development, in excess of the prescribed ceiling for real estate purpose.
The Bill was passed in the absence of opposition Left Front and Congress.
Moving the bill in the House, Minister of State for Land and Land Reforms Department Swapan Debnath said that the amendment of Section 14Z of the Act would exclude the provision for retention of land in excess of the prescribed ceiling for township development from the purview of the section.
The minister said during the erstwhile Left Front regime, excess land holding was used for building real estate.
Now any surplus land could be used for poultry or dairy farming for the benefit of rural people and boost rural economy, Debnath said.
Section 50 of the Act has also been amended for introducing digital signature in accordance with the provision for Section 3 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 to ensure a more scientific authentication of all `Records of Rights`, the minister said.
Extending full support to the bill, the lone SUCI member in the House, Tarun Kanti Naskar, lauded the state government for its initiative to prevent misuse of surplus land.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Ceasefire violations by Pak: Should India carry out surgical strike part-II?
- Pak High Commission staffer grilled for spying, asked to leave India
- Panel discussion on the need of Pakistan's ambassador in India
- Meet Lynlee Hope - Texas baby who was 'born' twice!
- Intelligence agencies warn of firing by Pakistan along LoC, international border
- Pakistan's brutality exposed; `Black Day` protesters thrashed in PoK - Video goes viral
- Pakistan High Commission staffer, briefly detained for espionage, asked to leave India in 48 hours
- Diwali 2016: Dhanteras Puja timings, Tithi and Vidhi
- Pakistan declares Indian High Commission official persona non grata, asks him to leave country
- UPA govt thought of attacking Lashkar HQ, training camps after 26/11 strike, claims ex-NSA Shivshankar Menon