Thursday, 11 September 2014

Maharashtra's measures help streamline land deals

MUMBAI: Land disputes are common in a fast-growing economy but Maharashtra government has been able to bring clarity over property and tenancy rights by strengthening revenue administration in a responsible and time-bound manner.

The government of Maharashtra held special camps to issue various certificates, such as domicile certificates, income certificates, caste certificates and senior citizens certificates. In 2011-12, 39,85,641 certificates were issued, a figure that increased to 53,08,676 in 2013-14.


Commenting on his governments initiatives towards better land Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said: "Our efforts have always been directed at bringing in transparency in administration. In order to do away with the uncertainty and delay in carrying out measurement of land, E-Mojni an online land measurement system has been fully implemented across nearly 300 talukas in the state."


The government also launched a special drive to remove encroachments on farm roads was taken through people's participation. Under this initiative, lengths of road, totally measuring nearly 60,000 kilometers of land have been cleared of encroachments.


In Mumbai a through and comprehensive policy regarding lease renewal of land leaseholders can renew their leases or can even get leasehold property converted into Occupant Class-II properties. While in Nagpur and Amravati a new policy to renew lease on government has enabled the renewal of more than 45,000 Nazul plots.



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