Vacate Land Or Face Motion, Punjab Chief Minister Warns Unlawful Occupants


Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday requested squatters to vacate authorities land by Might 31 or face motion.

The ultimatum comes a day after Punjab Rural Improvement and Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal directed officers to make sure the removing of encroachments from authorities panchayat land by June 10.

Mann lamented that the earlier governments within the state allowed “prosperous individuals” to encroach on authorities land by violating norms and termed it “unwarranted and undesirable”.

He mentioned the state authorities is dedicated to releasing land from squatters and an anti-encroachment drive will start on June 1.

Nevertheless, if there are homes on such land the place individuals are dwelling, they won’t be dislocated throughout the drive, he added.

From day one in every of assuming workplace, Mann mentioned, his authorities had adopted a zero-tolerance coverage in direction of encroachments.

Mann, based on an official assertion, mentioned it’s a matter of nice pleasure and satisfaction that the state authorities has to this point freed greater than 9,000 acres of presidency land from encroachers.

He mentioned the momentum can be maintained and “each inch” of presidency land below unlawful occupation can be vacated by all means.

In the meantime, Dhaliwal too mentioned individuals residing on such land, if any, is not going to be dislocated.

He mentioned a number of individuals have provided to pay for the land below their possession and added that the state authorities has finalised a coverage for a similar.

A worth can be mounted for the land in query which might be as per the collector charges or market charges and the deputy commissioners involved are authorised to take a choice on this regard, the minister mentioned.

The state authorities’s goal is to reclaim 6,000 acres of land below unlawful encroachment by June 10. Final 12 months, 9,030 acres of land was free of encroachment, the typical market worth of which was round Rs 2,709 crore, he mentioned.

Within the final 5 days, 189 acres of land was vacated by encroachers on their very own. Final 12 months too, following an attraction by the chief minister, 3,396 acres of land was vacated by individuals themselves, he claimed.

He additionally appealed to individuals illegally occupying authorities land to vacate them in order that the income collected can be utilized for the welfare of Punjab.

No authorized motion can be taken in opposition to these vacating authorities land by Might 31, he mentioned.

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