Changes being made to land laws to benefit common man: Lt Guv
Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said necessary changes were being made in land laws to benefit the common man as earlier legislations were “very regressive”.
“The (old) land laws were very regressive and not framed with the interests of the people in mind. The changes which are necessary for benefiting common man are being made,” Sinha told reporters here on the sidelines of a function.
The LG was responding to a question about land lease holders in Jammu and Kashmir being asked to return the possession to the government.
Sings said 40 to 45 per cent litigation in the Union Territory was due to land records.
“We have carried out digitisation of the land records. Once the process is complete, the people here can live in peace,” he added.
The Lt Guv also conducted on-site inspection and reviewed ongoing construction work of the transit accommodations for PM Package employees at Baramulla and Bandipora.
The Lt Governor ascertained the progress of the work being carried out at the two sites and laid emphasis on timely completion of all the works. He interacted with the officials, engineers engaged at Baramulla and Bandipora.
The concerned Deputy Commissioners briefed the Lt Governor on the progress of works pertaining to different departments including power, water supply and other additional works.
Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Vijay Kumar, ADGP Kashmir; Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Revenue Department; Dr Sehrish Asgar, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla; Dr Owais Ahmad, Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, and other concerned officials were present.