Industrial estates to come up on 836 Kanal land at Anantnag, Shopian, and Budgam

Wajahat Shabir. Updated: 7/10/2024 2:42:42 AM Front Page

Govt approves transfer of land to I&C Deptt with specific rules and regulations

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government has approved the transfer of 836 Kanal 05 Marla of land to the Industries and Commerce Department to establish industrial estates in the districts of Anantnag, Shopian, and Budgam.
This decision is expected to foster industrial growth and create employment opportunities in these regions.
The decision, encapsulated in Government Order No. 79-JK (Rev) of 2024, dated 25th June 2024, follows a series of administrative approvals and recommendations. The key references include decisions from the Administrative Council, the Financial Commissioner (Revenue), the Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir, and the Deputy Commissioners of Anantnag, Shopian, and Budgam.
In Anantnag East (Mattan), the land allocation includes several parcels totaling 223 Kanal 05 Marla. The specific plots are identified as Nanil Aung with 1567 Kanal 100 Marla, and Ranbirpora with multiple subdivisions: 82 Kanal 11 Marla (Plot 1883), 20 Kanal (Plot 1884), 9 Kanal 9.5 Marla (Plot 1885), 10 Kanal 09 Marla (Plot 1960), 84 Kanal 7.5 Marla (Plot 1961), and 16 Kanal 08 Marla (Plot 2464/1959).
In Shopian, the land transfer includes 55 Kanal 13 Marla in Keller's Berthipora and 152 Kanal in Zainapora'sMelhura. The Melhura land is further divided into several plots: 15 Kanal (Plot 367), 33 Kanal 19 Marla (Plot 368), 49 Kanal 16 Marla (Plot 369), 21 Kanal 04 Marla (Plot 371), and 32 Kanal 01 Marla (Plot 624).
In Budgam's B.K. Pora area, 85 Kanal 05 Marla of land in Rakhi Suthoo, has been allocated for industrial development.
An order in this regard has been issued by the Revenue Department.
The transfer has several conditions to ensure the land is used solely for industrial purposes. The Industries and Commerce Department must adhere to all relevant laws and obtain necessary permissions from competent authorities before utilizing the land. The land must be developed within three years, or it will revert to the government.
The government has emphasized that the transfer does not guarantee the allotment or regularization of the land for industrial units, which must comply with established criteria. Additionally, any portion of the land identified as part of a watercourse or source will remain protected, in line with environmental regulations.
This move is part of the broader strategy to stimulate economic growth, attract investment, and generate employment opportunities in Jammu and Kashmir. Establishing industrial estates in these districts is expected to bring significant economic benefits and drive the region's development forward.

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