The ongoing anti-encroachment drive in eight districts of Jammu and Kashmir has recovered over 6,56,309 hectares of state and kahcharai land so far. The administration had set a deadline of January 31st for removing all encroachments on state land, including grazing land and land granted under the Roshni Act.
The largest portion of land recovered, 2,75,867 hectares, was in Rajouri, followed by 1,44,613 hectares in Reasi, 1,22,277 hectares in Poonch, 47,552 hectares in Kishtwar, 33,000 Kanals in Bandipora, 15,000 in Kathua, 14,000 in Ganderbal and 4,000 in Kupwara districts.
On Monday, the Jammu administration retrieved over 23 kanals of land that had been allegedly encroached upon by former Deputy CM and BJP leader Kavinder Gupta. Meanwhile, 40 kanals of land were retrieved from a hotel in Srinagar that belongs to close relatives of former CM Farooq Abdullah.
In Anantnag, the boundary wall of the residence of former minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayyed (Congress) at Dahmal Khoshipora was also demolished.
The anti-encroachment drive is aimed at retrieving all illegally occupied state land and ensuring that it is put to proper use. According to official sources, the anti-encroachment drive will continue even after the deadline has ended. The government is committed to retrieving all illegally occupied state land and ensuring that it is used for the benefit of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The drive is expected to continue until all encroached land has been recovered.
Quoting official sources, the newspaper The Tribune reported that the anti-encroachment drive to retrieve the remaining land would continue even as the deadline ended.Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe us on Telegram and never miss a update!
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