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Encroachment on more than 1700 kanals of land removed in Kashmir’s Bijbehara

Last Updated on February 1, 2022 at 8:57 pm

To review the revenue and allied issues at the sub divisional level and in light of the various recent initiatives of the government, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla today held a detailed meeting with officials from Sub Division Bijbehara.

He said that there should be no laxity on this account and anybody causing delays will be taken to task under law. He also directed the officers to encourage people to utilize online e-services that have recently been inaugurated in the district for obtaining various certificates.

The DC directed the officials to ensure transfer of land to govt departments and updation of records wherever such transfer has been effected. He asked them to identify patches of land along the old highway where public offices can be setup for public convenience.

He further said that the officers must maintain strict vigilance on subordinate employees and any complaints of corruption must be thoroughly investigated and erring officials booked under law, advocating a zero tolerance policy towards corrupt practices.

Dr Singla fixed the eviction targets for encroached land and directed the Tehsildars to work on fast track basis to retrieve the state / kahcharie land from encroachers. He said that failure to achieve eviction targets would be viewed as connivance with encroachers and strict penal action will follow.

SDM Bijbehara informed that regular anti encroachment drives and demolition drives are being carried out and encroachments over 1700 kanals of state, kahcharie land have been removed till date.