Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet approved a proposal of the Revenue & Disaster Management department to amend the Odisha Government Land Settlement Rules-1983, in a meeting held here today.
The approved amendments in a nutshell:
- To provide for the manner for settlement of land earlier leased out by Puri Municipality under the Odisha Municipal Act, 1950, or under any other law which was in force at the time of granting of such lease, with the persons presently in occupation of such land.
- To provide for the procedure for conversion of lease-hold into free-hold of the Government land leased out for homestead purposes in favour of homesteadless persons in areas coming under the jurisdiction of Bhubaneswar tehsil and Jatni tehsil of Khurda district and;
- To enhance the annual family income limit of poor-class people as specified under Rule 3 (3) (i) of the said Rules from the existing Rs 8,400 to Rs 3,00,000 and also to enhance the annual family income slab of middle-class people as specified under Rule 3 (3) (ii) of the said Rules from the existing between Rs 8,400 and Rs 30,000 to between Rs 3,00,000 and Rs 8,00,000.
Notably, this will help resolve the long pending land issues of Puri Municipality and wasteland lease for homestead purposes in Bhubaneswar and Jatni tehsils of Khurda district.