Raj Govt extends agri land encroachment regularisation date

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Jaipur, Jan 8 (UNI) The Rajasthan Government today decided to extend the cut off date for regularisation of encroachments on government agriculture lands from 1994 up to January 1, 2000.

The decision to this effect was taken by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during discussions on the concluding day of the two-day Collectors' Conference here, Government Spokesman and state PWD Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore said.

The modalities and rules for regularisation of encroachments and constructions on plots sized up to 500 square yards would be frammed soon, Mr Rathore told the reporters .

Besides this, the government has also set up a high level committee under the chairmanship of Harish Chandra Mathur Rajasthan Institute of Public Administration (HCMRIPA) Director General Rakesh Hooja for codification of pending cases before revenue courts and evolution of mechanism for speedy and time-bound disposal of the same.

Mr Rathore added that more than 2 lakh cases were pending before various revenue courts in the state and the Chief Minister had expressed concern over the slow disposal of the same.

Besides the Chairman, Principal Secretary of Renenue, Principal Secretary of Information and Public Relations and one District Collector from each division were being inducted as members in the committee.

The state government has also directed the District Collectors to explore the feasibility of adoption of Karnataka's Kamath model of private-public participation in running the existing government shcools in the state.

Under the move, the management and routine day-to-day affairs of the government schools might be entrusted to the NGOs or other potential donors willing to fund the same.

The state government has also decided to make efforts for enlisting the Ranthambhore Fort of Sawai Madhopur district in the UNESCO list of heritage.

The state government would also launch campaign to prevent illegal mining activities in the Brij Chaurasi region in Dholpur and Bharatpur districts and penal action against unauthorised stone crushers in different districts.

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