Deadline for regularisation of houses on Karnataka govt land extended

Thimmappa said crops in 160 taluks had been destroyed due to failure of the North East Monsoon.

Bengaluru: The state government has extended the last date for submitting applications for regularisation of houses built on revenue land in rural areas upto February 27, said Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa.

Talking to reporters here on Monday, he said regularisation of houses constructed on government land had been allowed under 94C and 94CC of Karnataka State Land Revenue Act for which the government had fixed December 21 as the deadline. It has now been extended to February 27.

Besides, the regularisation fee had been reduced by 50 per cent. For houses built on 50X80 feet sites, the fee has been slashed from Rs 6,000 to Rs 3,000 and for those built on 30X40 sites, the fee had been reduced from Rs 4,000 to Rs 2,000. For houses built on 30X 40 sites in urban areas, the fee had been reduced from Rs 10,000 to Rs 5,000.

So far, 30 lakh applications have been received till date and the 'hakku patra' would be given to all residents who have been staying in these houses for years.

Strict instructions have been issued to village accountants and PDOs to regularise only houses which were built on revenue land as per the village map.
Replying to a question, Mr Thimmappa said crops in 160 taluks had been destroyed due to failure of the North East Monsoon. A report has been sought from deputy commissioners based on which a fresh memorandum would be submitted to the union government seeking special assistance.

A new software had been developed by Taralabalu institution for online transfer of compensation. There would be no scope for any irregularity in online transfer of funds to farmers' bank accounts directly, he opined.

The minister also ruled out giving the first floor and second floor of Vidhana Soudha and Vikasa Soudha to the secretariat of the Soudhas and said it had to be under the control of the government.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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