Kolkata: West Bengal was not in hurry to
amend or repeal the Urban Land Ceiling Act since it was a very
sensitive issue for the government.
"We are studying it very carefully. In recent times,
land is so sensitive that it can change a government,"
Municipal and Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim said
here today while inaugurating a housing exhibition.
Private realtors are pressing the state government to
repeal the Land Ceiling Act.
Hakim said since the JNNURM scheme was ending in March
2012 and no new projects could be submitted, there was no
urgency for reform to tap the scheme fund.
He said the government was surveying some new growth
centres for planned development and asked city-based
realtors to help it in developing them in the PPP model.
"In Raghunathpur some steel projects are coming but
there is no planning in place for the township. We are
carrying out a survey for planned development," Hakim said.
Asked about infrastructure of the new township at
Rajarhat, he said the government was serious on the issue and
the area has been handed over to the Urban Development
ministry by Housing.