Opposition BJP Tuesday made a scathing attack at the Nitish Kumar government for failing to provide land to about 20,000 landless Mahadalits (poorest among Dalits) even after five years of the launch of a scheme brought out for this purpose.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has cancelled the registration of several kanals of posh land illegally allotted to seven individuals and has directed Jammu deputy commissioner to form a three member enquiry committee to look into the case.
To mitigate sufferings of people living in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has asked the state government to provide suitable land for constructing special structures and bunkers to give shelter to affected villagers whenever there is firing from Pakistan.
Stressing on the need for land reforms in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday asked land revenue officials to work "ethically, sensitively and according to their conscience" for the welfare of poor.
In a new development regarding the resignation of IIT-Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar, Union Human Resource and Development on Sunday clarified that there has not been a request from Sachin Tendulkar for ground of IIT-Delhi for running cricket academy.
In the wake of Karnataka High Court's direction to the state government to act on big encroachers of government land and to clear encroachments of over five acres, Revenue Minister V Srinivas Prasad on Friday said the state government will take action on it on a war-footing.
The CPI-ML on Sunday released an extensive socio-economic survey of Bihar, which shows 60.74 per cent families living in the rural areas of the state as landless and grossly deprived on human development indicators.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday attacked the judiciary, specifically the Bombay High Court bench in Goa, for land-related irregularities, even accusing the judiciary of grabbing government land.
Andhra Pradesh Information, Public Relations and IT Minister P Raghunadha Reddy said here today that land for new capital of Andhra Pradesh will be procured from farmers through land pooling system where they would be shared a portion of their land after development.