25,000 acres below unlawful occupation: Punjab Govt set to go after VIP ‘land sharks’

25,000 acres below unlawful occupation: Punjab Govt set to go after VIP ‘land sharks’

Tribune Information Service

Ruchika M Khanna

Chandigarh, Could 13

The AAP authorities is not going to simply be proscribing itself to free illegally occupied panchayat lands from the hoi polloi. Throughout the subsequent 10 days, the federal government is planning a significant motion in opposition to politicians, from throughout the political spectrum, and serving and retired bureaucrats and cops.

Illegal possession

15,000 acres below unlawful occupation in Mohali

10,000 acres in Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar

CM Bhagwant Mann prone to meet forest officers at present

CM Bhagwant Mann is prone to maintain a gathering with officers of the Forest Division on Saturday, the place directions are to be given to them to unencumber all forest land that had been illegally occupied, particularly the land close to Chandigarh.

As soon as the panchayat land meant for cultivation is free of encroachers, the federal government says it can go after VIP “land sharks”. The federal government has already recognized nearly 25,000 acres below unlawful occupation of those politicians and different VIPs. Of those, 15,000 acres are in Mohali alone, and the remaining 10,000 acres in Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar.

Speaking to The Tribune right here at present, Punjab Rural Growth and Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal mentioned whereas many politicians, bureaucrats and cops, together with retired ones, had constructed farmhouses in Mohali district by illegally usurping panchayat lands, in Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar, the “erstwhile VIPs have usurped panchayat lands that fell within the neighborhood of the municipal limits of those cities. Because the cities expanded, these folks began commercially exploiting these lands by promoting these for making colonies to builders. What I did in Siswan a couple of days in the past (releasing panchayat land) was a trailer. These folks must be beware — faujan aa rahian ne sarkari zameena chhudaan vaaste (be prepared, forces are on their strategy to get authorities land freed),” he mentioned. The Tribune has been highlighting this situation in its columns.

The minister mentioned the federal government was additionally dedicated to releasing up the forest land below unlawful occupation. “Each day, the CM calls for a report on the land that we’ve got free of encroachments. Since April 25 (after we began the drive to take away encroachers), 1,050 acres have been freed. If the land that’s vested again to the federal government is cultivable, will probably be auctioned for cultivation to farmers. If it has business worth, we are going to have a look at exploiting it commercially and the state will earn big income,” he mentioned.

The minister mentioned throughout this month, the division’s focus is on auctioning off land to farmers and making certain the socially and economically deprived sections acquired their full share of land for cultivation.

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