Landless poor families will get 5 marla land in JK, says LG

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Srinagar, July 3 (CNI): The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has made a new development by approving a plan to provide each beneficiary of the landless PMAY (G) programme 5 marlas of land.

The Administrative Council made the decision on June 21, 2023, according to a statement from the administration. The current allocation is only available to those who were left off the Permanent Waiting List (PWL) for 2018–19; however, the same categories of landless beneficiaries who would otherwise be eligible for housing assistance under PMAY(G) Phase–III may be included when the next phase of the PMAY(G) scheme is launched in 2024–25.

Following categories of Awaas plus beneficiaries will be considered by the Deputy Commissioner concerned for allotment of land under the JK revenue laws:

People residing on State land, People residing on Forest land, People residing in Rakhs and Farms land, where construction is not permitted, people sitting on Custodian land; and land allotted to displaced people by Government near Dachigam park for agriculture purpose, where construction is not permitted. Any other category of cases who are otherwise eligible for housing but do not have any land available for construction.”

“It is a historic day for Jammu Kashmir and a new beginning for thousands of landless families,” Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said further adding that this historic decision will prove to be a golden chapter in Administration’s effort for social justice, equality, respect, and equal opportunities to all citizens.

“This path-breaking decision will not only entitle the landless poor to own a piece of land and have a house but it will also provide them means of livelihood, raise their living standards and realize their dreams and aspirations,” the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor said the poor section of the society is at the centre of government policies and a substantial population that was devoid of basic facilities and rights even after seven decades of Independence is being brought to the mainstream of development.

“Jammu Kashmir government is committed to Inclusive development. This move will open up endless opportunities to the poor and downtrodden and with this landmark decision the administration is acknowledging their immense contribution in the task of nation building,” the Lt Governor observed.(CNI)

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