May 29, 2018
Bengal Govt plans to implement ‘Nijo Griho Nijo Bhumi’ in the Hills in a big way
Now that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has brought back peace to the Hills, the developmental projects of the State Government are also gradually reaching all the people.
The latest plan by the Government will see the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) administering the Nijo Griho Nijo Bhumi Prakalpa extensively in the districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong.
It was being administered there but the earlier GTA board had stopped that activity. Now things are getting back to normal.
Under the scheme, launched by Mamata Banerjee on October 18, 2011, 5 decimal of land is provided to the homeless and landless.
Another important aspect of this decision to implement the scheme is that tea garden workers can also apply as the plantations are located on land leased from the State Government.
To make things easier, applications can be submitted in block offices, block Land and Land Reforms Department offices and gram panchayat offices. Committees have been constituted in each of the eight blocks comprising the two districts which include the block development officer, block land and land reforms officer and a member of the Board of Administrators of the GTA.
Applications for the blocks of Kalimpong-1, Kurseong, Mirik, Sukhiapokhari, Rungli Rungliot and Darjeeling-Poolbazar will be received from June 4 to 9. For Kalimpong-2, it will be from June 11 to 16 while for Gorubathan it will be from June 18 to 23.
Source: Millennium Post