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K'taka to introduce Online regst of properties

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, May 18: Karnataka government is toying with an idea of registering immovable properties Online to curb corruption, Revenue Minister Jagadish Shettar said today.

Speaking to newsmen here, he said he had directed the officials of the department to submit a report to him in two months. If this was done, anyone could register their property in any Sub Registrar's office after paying the required guidance value of the property as specified.

He referred to the criticism with regard to auction of encroached lands and said the government had never encouraged any developer to secure land in public auction. Of the 7800 acres recovered, 796 acres were auctioned and the bid amount paid to the government was Rs 516 crores. However, the government had decided to re-auction 455 acres as it was felt the bid value was not satisfactory. He assured that the land had been reserved for various government agencies including the Bangalore Development Authority and would be allotted if they came forward with a proposal.

Answering a question, he said he would soon come out with a list of 900 names of encroachers and the process of punishing them under the law had already commenced. Those, against whom the First Information Report filed with the police also included 100 government officials for conniving with land encroachers, he added.


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