Illegal entries for 11725 kanals of land expunged in Srinagar
Srinagar, Mar 2:
The Srinagar district administration has expunged illegal entries for 11,725
kanals of government and kacharai land from revenue records of the district and
issued notices to encroachers.
entries have been cancelled and expunged from revenue records of three Tehsils
— totalling an area of 11,724 kanals and 5 marlas of land including 10,865
kanals and 2 marlas of government land and 859 kanals and 3 marlas of kacharai
land in North, Khanyar and Panthachowk tehsils.
entries have been removed from 540 survey numbers in Panthachowk tehsil, 545 in
Khanyar tehsil and 1429 in North tehsil.
department of the district has also prepared a list of illegal encroachers and
occupants of the encroached land. The list reflects 1923 illegal encroachers on
2782 kanals of governmentland and 2661 illegal encroachers on 5342 kanals of
kacharai land in North tehsil, 1352 illegal encroachers on 2224 kanals and 1 marla
of government land in Khanyar tehsil, and 513 illegal encroachers on 516 kanals
of government land and 859 kanals of kacharai land in Panthachowk tehsil.
It is notable
that a comprehensive audit of revenue record was initiated last month in all 7
Tehsils of Srinagar district in compliance with directions of the Financial
Commissioner Revenue. The process has been completed in 3 Tehsils whereas it is
at final stages in other 4 Tehsils which include Eidgah, Shalteng, Chanpora and
The district administration
has also set up a team of officials to identify land brokers involved in sale
of government land and initiate legal action in each case. It has also urged
the general public to report all cases of land encroachments to concerned
Tehsildars and assist the administration in its efforts to safeguard government
and common land in the district.
In order to avoid
illegal entries into revenue records or physical encroachment of land in their
respective jurisdictions, the all Sub-Divisional Magistrates and Tehsildars of
the district are under strict instructions of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar
Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary to do regular scrutiny of revenue records and keep a
close vigil on encroachers.
extensive drive for retrieval of government and kacharai lands is already
underway across the district. In the last one month alone, more than 150 kanals
of encroached land has been retrieved in Tehsil Eidgah, Tehsil North, Tehsil
Chhanpora and Tehsil Panthachowk.