Nagpur, Nov 8 (UNI) The Maharashtra government has declared 100 acres of land surplus in Nagpur district under the Urban Land Ceiling (ULC) Act.
The local administration had recently issued the final notification for declaring the land surplus and taken possession of a part of it, official sources told UNI today.
The property was held by several owners and the cases were very old, dating back to 1976 when the ULC Act came into force, they said.
Some more land was also likely to be declared surplus in other pending cases, the sources said. As per the provisions of the ULC Act, an individual could hold only 1,500 square metres of land in an urban conglomerate and the remaining was declared surplus, the sources said.
The action has come at a time when the ULC repeal resolution has been listed for discussion before the Maharashtra Legislature during the first week of the forthcoming winter session here.