Kupwara, March 05: District Administration Kupwara has expunged illegal entries against 38505 Kanals of Kacharie land across 377 estates of the district as part of a comprehensive exercise of audit and inspection of Revenue Records conducted as per the directions of Financial Commissioner Revenue. This was stated in a statement issued by District Administration today.
The statement reads that the exercise for detailed inspection of the entire revenue record was taken up alongwith preparation of new Jamabandies as part of Digital India Land Record Modernization Programme (DILRMP). The work of inspection of all the Revenue Record specifically illegal entries recorded against Kacharie land was taken up, so as to remove all such entries and restore these common lands to their original status. The exercise that commenced in July last year has been completed in a time bound manner and as a result the entire patch of Kachaire land across 16 Tehsils of the District has now free from all encumbrances as per Revenue Records and certificate to that effect has been furnished by the District Administration to the office of Financial Commissioner Revenue.
The statement further reads that 4 Sub Registrar offices have been setup in the District since the transition of erstwhile State of J&K into Union Territory from 31st Oct. 2019. In order to streamline activities under DILRMP with registration process, all the Sub Registrars have been issued directions to entertain only updated land records extracts for the purpose. This essentially with all new Jamabandies compiled from the year 2014 onwards with no illegal entries recorded against kancharie land have now been put to use in the District for the purpose of registration.
Meanwhile, an extensive drive for physical retrieval of Government and Kahcharai Lands is under process simultaneously whereby more than 100 Kanals of land has been retrieved in the District in last 2 months. Apart from utilization of such lands for proposed Government buildings, plans have been formulated for plantations through convergent efforts of Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Social Forestry Departments. All the SDMs and Tehsildars have been issued directions to conduct inspection of Revenue Records including Jamabandi and Girdwari on a routine basis for its upkeep and maintenance and Review meetings are being conducted on monthly basis to monitor the exercise closely.

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