State to make buying land tougher for outsiders – Times of India

State to make buying land tougher for outsiders - Times of India

Dehradun: After the recent protests in several districts, including a major one in Dehradun, Uttarakhand is likely to play a major role. Amendments In his land LawMaking it difficult for people from other states to buy land in the Himalayan state.
In 2003, the then Chief Minister of Uttarakhand ND Tiwari moved an amendment which was allowed.Outsiders“I buy land Hilly areas, but only to the extent of 500 square meters. The BC Khanduri-led BJP government had further reduced this limit to 250 square meters to prevent buying and selling of large plots in hilly districts. In 2017, however, former chief minister Trivendra Rawat upped the ante. Restrictions Abolition of UP Zamindari and amendments to the Land Reforms Act 1950 to attract investment in hilly areas. In fact, the land purchase limit for tourism, energy, industry, agriculture and horticulture activities was increased from 12.5 acres to 30 acres.
In municipal areas, though, there are no such restrictions for people from other states. But Local residents Now they are demanding that the power to purchase land in municipal areas should be limited to 250 square meters and a complete ban should be imposed on the sale of land in rural areas. Other demands include issuance of domicile certificates, 80 per cent employment to locals in industrial units and disclosure of details of land leased after the formation of the state in 2000.
The state government has set up a five-member committee for a detailed study of the draft report submitted by a panel headed by former chief secretary Subhash Kumar in 2022, which made a total of 23 recommendations. The panel is headed by Additional Chief Secretary Radha Rathore with Principal Secretary (Legal), Secretary Revenue, Secretary General Administration, and Additional Secretary to Chief Minister Jagdish Kandpal as members.
Sources maintained that the state may again limit the sale and purchase of land in the hills to 12.5 acres based on the recommendations in the 2022 report. Also, arrangements for people from other states to purchase land in areas within and outside municipal limits may be tightened.
On December 24, various social organizations under the auspices of the Uttarakhand Mol Niwas Swabhiman Samanaviya Samiti (MNSSS) held a massive rally in Dehradun demanding stricter land laws and more employment opportunities for local people.
MNSSS convenor Mohit Dumri said, “The main idea behind creating a new state was to save our people, forests and land. However, there has been uncontrolled buying and selling of land. That’s why we demand a stricter land law.” doing. Himalayan State.”
MNSSS is now planning to form teams in every district and block. “This is a fight to save our culture and identity. The issues raised by us affect every resident,” Damri said.
Commenting on the matter, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday said, “A decision, which is in favor of the people of Uttarakhand, will be taken soon.”

Restrictions,Outsiders,Local residents,Law,Hilly areas,Amendments

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