Govt sets up committee on state agrarian relations, land reforms

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New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) The Government has decided to constitute a Committee on state agrarian relations and the unfinished task in land reforms.

With experts drawn from related specialisations and fields, the committee will carry out required field surveys and studies, collate the necessary data and make its recommendations through the Ministry of Rural Development to the National Land Reforms Council headed by the Prime Minister, said Rural Development Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh here today.

This committee would look into all related issues, including land reforms and will make specific recommendations on the policies related to land, speedier disposal of land related court cases and judicial forums relating to the latter. These recommendations would be considered by the Central Government for appropriate decisions and for making suitable recommendations and advise to the state governments.

The broad terms of reference of this committee would, among others, include detailed consideration of and making recommendations on the issues related to ceiling on land holdings, distribution of land to the eligible persons, including the landless and homestead landless and for ensuring their possession, speedier disposal of land-related court cases and necessary mechanisms for the same including setting up of fast track courts at various levels.

The committee, headed by the Minister for Rural Development as its chairperson, would include persons eminent in the field of land reforms.

The committee will comprise of both officials and non-officials.

The recommendations of the committee would be advisory in nature and will also take into account coordination and monitoring of the status in the field.

The setting up of and finalisation of recommendations of this committee will be in accordance with a clear time frame, Dr Singh added.

UNI

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