November 17, 2019
Birbhum best is State in implementing land laws
The State Government has selected the district of Birbhum as the best in implementing land laws, including those related to land reforms. Be it in the recording land purchase or change in ownership of ancestral property, or solving any problem related to land – Birbhum has performed very well.
The award was handed over recently during a programme at the office of the Land Directorate in Alipore, Kolkata.
The award was judged on heads like land mutation (changing of title ownership from one person to another when the property is sold or transferred), land conversion (changing of character of land from agricultural to non-agricultural, like commercial, industrial, residential and others), tax collection, patta (land deed) distribution, conversion to vested land (buying of land by the government for bringing it under the district magistrate or district collector) and solving lad-related problems.
Birbhum was adjudged as having exceeded the performance of all other districts of Bangla in financial year 2018-19. Paschim Medinipur came second and Nadia third.
In Birbhum, the number of land mutations has seen a steady increase from 1.06 lakh in 2016-17 to 2.78 lakh in 2018-19 and tax collection has increased from Rs 62 crore to Rs 176 crore over the same period. Land-related problems have been solved in a record time of two weeks at the most.