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October 1, 2022



CM Bhagwant Mann’s decree: Leave the possession of Panchayati land till May 31 or else you will get old expenses and new pamphlets

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The six districts of Punjab have the highest number of cases of possession of Panchayati land. Patiala is number one in these districts. Here the Dabangs have occupied 3885 acres of Panchayat land. If we talk about the state, then the Panchayati land amounting to 2000 crores has been occupied.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann has issued a warning to remove illegal encroachments from government and panchayat lands. Mann tweeted that I urge those who have illegally occupied government or panchayat land, whether they are politicians or officials or any influential people, give up their illegal possession and hand over the land to the government by 31 May. Give. Otherwise old expenses and new prescriptions can be found.

According to the report prepared by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayats, a total of 18,412 acres of Panchayat land in Punjab has been illegally occupied by the occupiers. There are six districts where more than 1,000 acres of panchayat land is in the hands of private individuals.

Among these, Patiala tops with 3,885 acres, followed by Kapurthala with 3007 acres, Fatehgarh Sahib at 2,448, Ludhiana with 1,943, Jalandhar with 1,295 and Amritsar with 1,092 acres of panchayat land. There are some districts where there has been least occupation. These include 32 acres in Moga, 48 in Mansa, 56 in SBS Nagar, 74 in Barnala and 78 in Faridkot.

Earning 384 crores every year
The Department of Rural Development and Panchayats auctions the land on lease every year. If we talk about the last financial year, the department had earned Rs 384 crore by giving panchayat lands through lease. Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal has ordered an inquiry into the encroachment on all panchayat lands, after which a special campaign is being run. In the first phase, the department has set a target of removing encroachments from 5,000 acres of panchayat land by May 31.

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