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District Collectors in J&K authorized to permit alienation of land

Last Updated on November 4, 2021 at 9:51 pm

District Collector in Jammu and Kashmir will now be authorized to grant permission for alienation of land to an agriculturist upto 20 Kanals for agriculture and 80 kanals for horticulture or orchards.

The authorization has been made in exercise of the powers conferred by proviso first to sub-section (1) of section 133-H of the Jammu and Kashmir Land Revenue Act, Samvat, 1996.

As per Revenue department notification S.O. 373, the District Collector concerned will allow alienation on certain conditions that will include that the land will be used only for the purpose for which the permission has been granted.

The land will be put to use for the purpose within a period of two years from the date of issuance of the permission order, “provided that the District Collector may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, extend the said period by another year.”

“Further extension of one year may be granted by the Divisional Commissioner, for exceptional reasons, to be recorded in writing. The government shall be kept informed of any extensions in currency in regular monthly reports and all such extensions will be subject to further orders or restrictions by the government,” it has been specified.

As per the notification both agriculturist who intends to alienate land and the non-agriculturist who intends to purchase the same, will jointly apply to the District Collector, on a prescribed proforma.