229691 Kanals of State Land Transferred to 50157 Beneficiaries

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SRINAGAR:  Jammu and Kashmir government has regularized the unauthorized land of two serving minister, former Chief Minister, ex-speaker and former MPs and legislators in Srinagar and Jammu divisions under the Roshi Act.
This information was given by Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Syed Basharat Ahmad Bukhari in the Legislative Assembly.     He said a total of over Rs 78.47 crore revenue has been generated on account of regularization of unauthorized land under the Roshi Act. Colour 
Bukhari informed the House that 229691 kanals of state land has been transferred to 50157 beneficiaries under Roshni scheme in the state.
He said unauthorized land of Minister for Finance at Gogjibagh and Minister for Health Bali Bhagat at Kishtwar had been regularized under the act. 
Land of former Chief Minister Ghulam Mohammad Shah was also regularized at Magarmal Bagh, he said, adding others whose unauthorized land has been regularized in the Valley are former speaker Ghulam Mohuddin Malik at Samunder Bagh, former MLC K K Amla at M A Road, MLA Irfan Ahmad Shah Magarmal Bagh and former MP Dr Mehboob Afzal Beig at Nursinghgrah, Srinagar. Colour 
In Jammu former MLA and present MLC Sham Lal Bhagat at Assar Lilote in Doda, Prem Sagar former MLA Basohli and Moulvi Abdul Rashid ex MLA at Banihal.   He said a total of over 52.21 crore revenue has been generated in the Kashmir valley while over Rs 24.25 crore in Jammu division.
Minister said that 19293 kanals of state land were transferred in Kashmir division to 10328 beneficiaries under Roshni scheme while as 210398 kanals of state land were transferred in Jammu division to 39829 beneficiaries under the scheme.
However, the Minister said the revenue generated has not been bifurcated on the basis of authorised and unauthorised regularisation of the state land. However, most of the revenue generated in Srinagar and Jammu districts has been generated from regularisation of authorised  or leased state and Nazool land.
The Minister said, the Empowered Committee has approved conferment of ownership rights for state land measures 487 kanals and 11 marlas and 126 square feet. Out of this land 327 kanals and 12 marlas have been regularized  or transferred under the Roshi Act within the Srinagar district.
In Jammu, state land measuring 16 825 kanals and 5 marlas comprising of 4040 cases of beneficiaries have been regularised in tehsil Jammu, including the area under the limits of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC).     Mr Bukhari said Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of ownership to the occupants) Act 2001 provides that the funds generated shall be utilized to finance power projects in the State.
All the revenue receipts go into the Consolidated Fund (CF) of the state and can be drawn out of it only after assent of the state legislature for its utilization, the reply by the minister said. 
The Minister said that revenue of Rs 77 Crore has been realized in the state under Roshni Act which include Rs 500 realized from one Bilal Ahmad and Tariq Ahmad Wani R/o Gojwara in Eidgah constituency.
Bukhari said that Jammu and Kashmir Land Records Management Agency- a nodal Agency of Revenue Department has outsourced the activities of the project modernization of Land Records in the State including Digitization of revenue records in a phased manner.
The Minister said that in Phase First work of computerization of land records for two districts of Jammu and Srinagar has been outsourced and it is targeted to be completed within 28 months. He said that the revenue records of the remaining districts of the State would be computerized in Phase-II and Phase-III i.e. up to 2021-22.
The Minister said that J&K Land Records Management Agency (JKLRMA) has outsourced the execution of project activities to M/S RAMTECH Software Solutions Pvt Ltd, a Noida based IT and ITTES Company.
Replying to another question by Rajiv Jasrotia, the Revenue Minister said that Rs 78.47 crore have been generated on account of regularization of unauthorized land under Roshni Act.
The Minister said that the Empowered Committee has approved the conferment of ownership rights for the State land measuring 487 kanals, 11 marlas and 126 sfts out of which 327 kanal, 12 marlas have been regulated/transferred under the Roshni scheme within the Srinagar Municipal Corporation limits.
“Total State land measuring 16825 kanal 5 marla comprising of 4040 cases of beneficiaries have been regularized in Tehsil Jammu including the area falling within the limits of Jammu Municipal Corporation,” the Minister said.
The Minister said that under the Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (vesting of ownership to the occupants) Act 2001 provides that funds generated shall be utilized to finance Power projects in the State.

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