Monday, March 11, 2013

Revenue dept officials told to go tough on Govt land encroachers


Bhopal Collector Nikunj Shrivastava has directed revenue department officials to take firm action against those encroaching upon Government land. The Collector passed the direction during a meeting in a camp organised at Sukhi Sewania village in Fanda block of the district on Thursday.

The camp was organised as a part of the ongoing administrative exercise to organise Collector's camp at the village panchayat level in the district.

"Strict action against encroachment over Government land should be taken. If required, the encroachers should be be put behind bars. Actions against powerful and influential persons who are found to be encroaching over government land should be taken first," the collector said.

At the camp in Sukhi Sewania, 196 applications was presented by the residents before the Collector for consideration. Shrivastava discussed the problems of the villagers and gave relevant instructions to the respective officials.

A total of 86 applications at the camp were regarding inclusion of names in the BPL list. The Collector directed the officials to probe the applications and take actions in the matter within the requisite time. Besides, 81 applications were about land ownership, 10 about pensions and other applications.

Later, the Collector also held discussions with the local residents. The residents were also informed about various schemes under different departments of the Government including rural development, agriculture, co-operatives, school education, public health and family welfare and other departments.

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