Most land encroachments in J&K in Rajouri district



Jammu: Over two lakh acres of state government land is under illegal encroachment in Jammu region and 52,866 acres in Kashmir region and Rajouri tops all districts in Jammu and Kashmir in land encroachments.

The border district of Rajouri in Jammu region tops 22 districts in the state in government land encroachments as 49,502 acres of state land is under illegal occupation there, official statistics of J and K Revenue department revealed.

As per the data, mountainous Doda district comes second as 22,193 acres of state land is under illegal occupation followed by 20,940 acres in Ramban district.

Jammu figures on the fourth place in the list of encroachments as 20,044 acres of state land is under illegal occupation here.

It is followed by Udhampur district, which has 19,052 acres of land under occupation. 17,690 acres of state land is under occupation in Reasi district, 16,214 acres in Poonch border district, 14,266 acres in Baramulla border district of Kashmir, 13,093 acres in Kathua district and 12,141 acres in Samba district.

Not only this, there is 9,394 acres of state land under illegal occupation in Kishtwar district, 6,754 acres in Kupwara border district, 5,863 acres in Bandipora, 5,536 acres in Srinagar district, 4,684 acres in Budgam, 4,213 acres in Ananatnag, 3,639 acres in Kulgam, 3,192 acres in Pulwama, 3,066 acres in Ganderbal and lowest 1,647 acres of state land under illegal occupation in Shopian district.

There is no encroachment of state land in Leh and Kargil districts of Ladakh region, the data revealed.

PTI