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G.M. Khad-Govt orders delineation of land in Kathua, Samba

Delineation process underway in several villages

Jammu, December 19: Revenue Department today issued directions for delineation of lands outside water course in the twin districts of Samba and Kathua. As per G.O. No 207 JK Rev of 2023, delineation exercise has been carried out in 6 villages of the twin districts. G.M. Khad – Govt orders delineation of land in Kathua, Samba

It is pertinent to mention that Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha had taken notice of the long pending demand of the people for delineation /demarcation of lands recorded as Gair Mumkin Khad and issued directions for taking up the delineation exercise. The process of delineation had gathered momentum after this directive.

A detailed scientific procedure was finalized for delineation/ demarcation of lands falling within and outside water bodies. Three tier UT Level, Divisional Leval and District Level committees had been constituted and with necessary technical assistance from Irrigation and Flood Control Department, khad lands in various parts of Jammu division are presently under process of delineation.

Revenue Department has previously carried out delineation in 7 villages of Jammu, Samba and Kathua on the recommendation of the three tier committee constituted for the purpose. As per the instant order, delineation has now been carried out in Katli and Bandheri villages of Samba and Taraf Manjli, Majra, Bhagthali and Maqsoospur villages of Kathua. Land in excess of 8000 kanals has been delineated as falling within and outside water bodies spanning 260 khasra nos. The lands so delineated include both public and private lands. Some of the delineated land is being made available to development projects like industrial estates, etc. Prior to the instant order, nearly 9000 kanals of land have been delineated as falling outside water body.

The process of delineation is underway in several other villages of Jammu division and in near future further delineation of public/private khad lands is expected to be finalized to address the long pending demand of the people.

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