Government to regularise encroached lands
THE HANS INDIA |
Jul 17,2017 , 11:25 PM IST
Amaravati: The state government has decided to regularise encroached government lands in rural and urban areas. Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by revenue minster K E Krishna Murthy took the decision on the issue which has been pending for some years, in a meeting at the Secretariat on Monday.
The GoM recommended regularisation of lands up to 100 yards which are under encroachment of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families in rural areas free of cost and collect different charges for urban and rural areas on the basis of extent of land encroached and the market value.
- 100 sq ft land of BPL families in rural area will be regularised for free but in urban areas, they have to pay 15% of market value
- Different slab rates will be applied on basis of extent of land and market value
- The GoM decides cut-off date of Jan 1, 2014
As per recommendations of the committee for rural areas, the encroached area up to 100 sq yards of BPL families should be regularised for free. In case of Above Poverty Line (APL) families, 30 per cent of market value for the land measuring 100 sq yards will be collected. Similarly, 50 per cent of market value will be collected for land measuring between 101 sq ft to 250 sq ft and 75 per cent for land between 251 sq ft to 500 sq ft.
In urban areas, the committee recommended that 15 per cent of market value should be collected for land up to 100 sq yards from BPL families too. It should be 25 per cent for land measuring 100 sq yards to 250 sq yards and 50 per cent for 251 sq yards to 500 sq yards.
The sub-committee said rates could be applied for the encroached lands that were in possession of beneficiaries by January 1, 2014 only.
The issue of regularisation of encroached government lands has been pending for several years. Some people encroached on government lands while some other built buildings.
They have been demanding the government to regularise their lands as banks and other financial institutions are not sanctioning any loans as the lands are not eligible for registration.
GoM members finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishna and municipal administration minister P Narayana and officials participated in the GoM meeting.