September 19, 2023

Jaipur: Heat on the owners of settlement plots on agricultural land | Jaipur News

JAIPUR: As a first step, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) is ready to strip property from landowners who have illegally developed settlements on agricultural land. So far, the civic body has prepared a list of 31 such settlements. Following the instructions of Jaipur Development Commissioner (JDC) Gaurav Goyal, the zone commissioners wrote a letter to the tehsildars and subdivision officers.
An official said, “To discourage such a practice in the future, property cancellation procedures have been implemented under Section 175 of the Rajasthan Rental Law against landowners.”
To protect residents from scams, the JDA also asked the law enforcement wing to re-conduct a physical area-based investigation of illegal settlements. The civic organization has also appealed to the public and buyers to thoroughly check land ownership documents before purchasing land.
With population growth and an increase in demand for land, illegal construction and settlement development in the city is on the increase. Strongly cracking down on illegal settlements and encroachments in the state capital, the (JDA) has demolished over the past three months a total of 79 settlements, which were being developed out of more than 1,000 bighas in separate areas .
These illegal settlements were developed either after encroaching on government land or agricultural land without the approval of the civic body. After the ground mafias became active and developed many illegal settlements during the pandemic, the JDA held a meeting in October to tackle the problem.
Instructions were given to the execution wing to act against these illegal establishments after dividing it into three categories. An official from the law enforcement wing said: “There has been no tolerance for encroachment on government land. The second point on our agenda was to act against the mafias who use agricultural land for non-agricultural and commercial purposes after illegally developing a colony.