Gair Mumkin Khad: Govt orders delineation of land in Kathua, Samba

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Revenue Department on Tuesday issued directions for delineation of lands outside water course in the twin districts of Samba and Kathua.
As per the government order, delineation exercise has been carried out in six villages of the twin districts.
Notably, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha had taken notice of the long pending demand of the people for delineation and demarcation of lands recorded as Gair Mumkin Khad and issued directions for taking up the delineation exercise.
The process of delineation had gathered momentum after this directive.
A detailed scientific procedure was finalized for delineation/ demarcation of lands falling within and outside water bodies.
“Three tier UT Level, Divisional Level and District Level committees had been constituted and with necessary technical assistance from Irrigation and Flood Control Department, khad lands in various parts of Jammu division are presently under process of delineation,” said an official.
He added that the Revenue Department has previously carried out delineation in seven villages of Jammu, Samba and Kathua on the recommendation of the three tier committee constituted for the
purpose.
As per the instant order, delineation has now been carried out in Katli and Bandheri villages of Samba and Taraf Manjli, Majra, Bhagthali and Maqsoospur villages of Kathua.
Land in excess of 8000 kanals has been delineated as falling within and outside water bodies spanning 260 khasra numbers.
“The lands so delineated include both public and private lands. Some of the delineated land is being made available to development projects like industrial estates, etc. Prior to the instant order, nearly 9000 kanals of land have been delineated as falling outside the water body,” he said.
“The process of delineation is underway in several other villages of Jammu division and in near future further delineation of public / private khad lands is expected to be finalized to address the long pending demand of the people,” the spokesman said.

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