Friday, August 3, 2012

Settlement reached to save grazing lands in Bikaner

TNN Jul 16, 2012, 01.29AM IST

BIKANER: The indefinite dharna by MLA Devi Singh Bhati and saints for protection of pasture land ended on Sunday in Bikaner after several rounds of talks. An agreement was framed on the basis of settlement over disputed issues, which was signed by Bhati, Brij Narayan Kiradu, Ram Kishan Acharya and Badri Prasad Gehlot, while, the government was represented by divisional commissioner Alok Gupta, SP Rakesh Saxena and acting district collector Ramdev Goyal.
According to this agreement, (i) order dated 2-2-2012 issued by state government for construction of ring road within the grazing land will be withdrawn, (ii) equivalent land will be demarked for grazing land, against the land acquired for setting up of water treatment plant, (iii) circular dated 25-4-2011 issued by department of revenue (group-6) will be amended suitably and it will be made mandatory that before acquiring grazing land, the proposal to this effect will be considered by concerned local body and in case consensus is not arrived at, then it will be referred to high power committee at state level, (iv) entries will be made in revenue record of the land which is currently being used for grazing etc.
After signing this agreement MLA Bhati and his supporters withdrew the dharna. Bhati termed it as victory of cow-lovers and of common man who has faith in religion and social service. He thanked all those who had supported the agitation for this cause.

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