NEW DELHI: Underlining that sub-division and sale of agricultural land is a chronic problem in Delhi, Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena called on District Magistrates (DMs) to take “proactive and strict measures” to prevent the illegal division of these lands.
In a meeting with the 11 deputy ministers, the LG also asked them to “carefully check” the carving of smaller plots in the old farms and take necessary action.
Delhi currently has nearly 1,800 unauthorized settlements, which are in the process of being regularized.
“The LG has emphasized seamless coordination and proactive collaboration between deputy ministers responsible for revenue administration and various other officers,” an official at Raj Niwas said.
The deputy ministers were told to act quickly on complaints of encroachment and to prevent the dumping of sludge into the Yamuna from unauthorized settlements. Saxena also asked them to ensure action against errant tankers.
Urging them to be present outdoors, LG instructed DMs to monitor cleanliness, identify dark spots that facilitate illegal activity and regularly identify and monitor bottlenecks, and take proactive measures, including preventing the dumping of garbage,” an official said.
The LG asked the Deputy Ministers to submit a list of all pending NOC requests for the sale/transfer of land, along with the reasons for the pending.
Deputy Ministers were also responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of the Centre’s Har Ghar Tiranga program. TNN