Panel on reclaiming encroached govt land

The State government is planning to set up a committee headed by a retired additional chief secretary, which will suggest to it how to implement two important reports on encroachment of government land: one by the A T Ramaswamy committee and another by a task force headed by V Balasubramanian.

Revenue Minister V Srinivas Prasad told reporters here on Monday that the government was “serious” about reclaiming the encroached land as mentioned in the two reports.
Ramaswamy had headed the Joint Legislature Committee on encroachment of government land in Bangalore and adjoining areas, while the Balasubramanian-chaired task force report was on recovery of public land across the State.

Prasad said that as much as 13 lakh acres of government land in the State had been encroached upon as mentioned in the task force report. He further said the government had already sought reports from all deputy commissioners on the encroachments and action taken to remove them. About 14,000 acres of encroached public land in Bangalore Urban district had been recovered so far, he added.

UPOR in BBMP limits

Prasad further said that the work on the much-awaited Urban Property Ownership Record (UPOR) project — under which property titles or property cards will be issued to owners of all properties — would be launched in Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits.

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