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Punjab Cabinet Approves Mission ‘Lal Lakir’ in all villages

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Punjab Cabinet approves missionOn February 19, 2021, the Cabinet of Punjab chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh approved the implementation of mission ‘Lal Lakir’ to enable villagers living within the ‘Lal Lakir’ to monetise their property rights and for availing benefits provided by the government departments, institutions and banks.

  • Lal Lakir refers to land that is a part of the village habitation and is used for non-agriculture purposes only.
  • Earlier, these properties can be sold through power of attorney (POA) and the sale deeds could not be registered.

Key Points:

–Under the mission, the right of record of properties within ‘Lal Lakir’ in the villages will be prepared with the cooperation of the government of India under the SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) scheme which envisages mapping the land, households, habitation and all other areas.

–Properties under ‘Lal Lakir’ also include ponds, common gathering areas and even passages and streets. Issues arising out of rights relating to these properties would now be dealt with through a litigation being drafted specially for properties.

Other Approvals:

–In another decision, the cabinet approved ‘The Punjab (Welfare and Settlement of Landless, Marginal and Small Occupant Farmers) Allotment of State Government Land Rules, 2021’ in order to make allotment of encroached lands to unauthorised small and marginal farmers on the basis of a rational criteria by sale of land at a predetermined price.

–The Cabinet also approved restructuring of five more departments in line with the government’s decision to generate jobs across departments. This will lead to the creation of 1,875 new posts, with 3,720 existing ones.

Recent Related News:

i.On January 7, 2021, The Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab Amarinder Singh virtually launched a set of welfare projects while dedicating January 2021 as “Dheeyan Di Lohri” from Chandigarh.

ii.On January 11, 2021, Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder singh approved the ‘One Time Settlement (OTS) Scheme for Recovery of Outstanding Dues – 2021’ for Traders to clear their Pending Arrears.

About Punjab:

Capital– Chandigarh
Governor– Vijayender Pal Singh Badnore
RAMSAR Site – Beas Conservation Reserve, Keshopur-Miani community reserve, Harike Lake, Kanjli Wetland, Ropar wetlands, and Nangal wildlife sanctuary