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Delineation of Gair Mumkin Khads in J&K going on at snail’s pace

Last Updated on June 17, 2022 at 1:25 pm

The work for the demarcation of Gair Mumkin Khads which are not the part of water channels in Jammu and Kashmir but have been recorded in revenue records is going at a snail’s pace by the concerned authorities raising pointers towards the lackadaisical approach of concerned officials in Jammu and Kashmir.

As per Daily Excelsior, just 20 percent of work has been completed yet in Kathua and Samba districts while in Jammu district, only first phase has been completed with the areas within Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) limits uploaded on official website for seeking public objections.

Even after missing deadlines for completion of the work, a very little progress on the assigned work has been done while the government has yet to release funds to the concerned district administrations for payment to the private agencies being hired for GIS survey and digital mapping.

As per reports, higher ups have been requested to sanction funds for floating e-tenders for DGPS/GIS Survey and payment to the successful bidders. The entire process of delineation and demarcation in Jammu, Samba and Kathua was to be completed within three months i.e. by or before May 4. In Jammu district, approximately three lakh Kanals are required to be surveyed for demarcation of land which do not form part of water course, reportedly. Deputy Commissioner Samba, Anuradha Gupta told Excelsior that the tendering process was completed and the successful bidder has been assigned the job of GIS mapping in the district.