Panel on land regularisation soon - The New Indian Express

Panel on land regularisation soon

Published: 09th August 2013 09:36 AM

Last Updated: 09th August 2013 09:36 AM

The State Cabinet on Thursday decided to constitute a sub-committee to look into granting of title deeds to cultivated government lands on the outskirts of Bangalore city and other urban local bodies (ULBs).

According to sources, a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, decided to form the Cabinet sub-committee following suggestions from Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra.

For several years, many people have been cultivating  government lands outside the limits of the  Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike  and other ULBs. According to the rule, the lands within 18 km radius of Bangalore city and five km radius of the other ULBs cannot be regularised. The panel will study the suggestions of the Karnataka High Court and Supreme Court and formulate a policy, sources said.

According to sources, the Cabinet also gave its approval to Karnataka State Sugarcane Regulation, Supply and Purchase Bill, passed in the Belgaum session of the legislature. It was also decided to constitute a Cabinet sub-committee to formulate a policy on agricultural marketing.

The proposed policy aims at bringing in reforms in the functioning of the APMCs in terms of transparency, issuance of trade licences and making information on prices of commodities available on internet.

Other Cabinet decisions

The Cabinet also approved the dismissal of Ramakrishna, undersecretary to the  Department of IT/BT from government service, on the charges of corruption

It also decided to give 1.02 acres of land to construct Bhagiratha Community Hall in T Narasipur

The Cabinet approved one year extension of service of retired judges N S Neginhal and Suresh Turamuri, who are working as the additional registrars in Lokayukta

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