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Posted at: Jan 13, 2018, 1:00 AM; last updated: Jan 13, 2018, 1:00 AM (IST)

Hike in Circle rates for agri and non agri land

Sub committee to look into rehabilitation issues

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, January 12

Uttarakhand Cabinet today approved a hike in circle rates for both agriculture and non- agriculture land in the range of 2 per cent (minimum) to 111 per cent (maximum) in the entire state. Along with announcing a revision in circle rates, the Cabinet has also approved the constitution of a sub committee that will look into the rehabilitation and compensation issues of 134 villages to be affected by the construction of the Pancheshwar Dam.

The hike in the circle rates comes after a gap of two years and is the first carried by the TS Rawat-led BJP government since assuming power last year. “In some places we have carried upward revision in the circle rates, while in some places there is no change. But we have categorised the hike between minimum and maximum for agriculture and non-agriculture land. We expect to earn an average increase in revenue to around 10 per cent,” said Madan Kaushik, government spokesperson and Minister for Department of Urban Development, while briefing media persons.

The maximum increase in non-agriculture land would take place in Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri with some area in Sitarganj there has also been negative revision.

Significantly, in Dehradun District there has been a minimum increase of 2 per cent and maximum increase of 111 per cent in the circle rate of non-agriculture land. In Charba there has been a 111 per cent maximum increase in circle rate. Now the land would cost around Rs 4,000 per sq m.

Similarly the minimum and maximum increase in circle rate of agriculture land in Dehradun district is between 9 per cent and 62 per cent. In Bansiwala, the maximum increase of 62 per cent would lead to the land cost at Rs 276 lakh per hectare.

In Haridwar, the upward circle rate revision for non-agriculture land is between 1 per cent (minimum) and 233 per cent (maximum). While the upward circle rate revision for agriculture land is between 2 per cent (minimum) and 400 per cent (maximum). The land on National Highway around Patanjali Vidyapeth will now cost around Rs 5 crore per hectare.

In Pauri district the hike in circle rate for non-agriculture land will be in the range of 10 per cent (minimum) and 100 per cent (maximum). For agriculture land the minimum hike is 10 per cent and maximum hike 100 per cent.

In another important decision a sub committee headed by Uttarakhand Irrigation Minister Satpal Maharaj will look into the rehabilitation and distribution of compensation to 31,023 families affected by the construction of the Pancheshwar Dam. Around 22 villages would be fully affected and 112 partially affected (submerged) by the dam construction.

In another important decision the Cabinet gave it’s nod for the utilisation of 9,259 PDS shops as Common Service Centres. These would be able to provide death and birth certificates, etc to the consumers. “It has also been decided to introduce Point of Scale system (POS) at the PDS shops instead of computerisation,” said Kaushik.

Further, the Cabinet has also given it’s nod for reversing the earlier decision under which the MLALAD fund was subject to being lapsed in case it was not used. “Now the fund will not lapse but M Las would be able to use it next year,” said Kaushik.

Significantly, the cabinet also gave it’s approval for demolishing three houses in Kedarnath that were coming in the way of the expansion of a road being built. It also approved providing .028 hectare -gram samaj land for the expansion of Saraswati Shishu Mandir School in Raipur.

Other decisions 

  • Cabinet gave it's nod for the utilisation of 9,259 PDS shops as Common Service Centres. These would be able to provide death and birth certificates, etc to the consumers
  • Nod was given for reversing the earlier decision under which the MLALAD fund was subject to being lapsed in case it was not used
  • The Cabinet also gave it's approval for demolishing three houses in Kedarnath that were coming in the way of the expansion of a road being built

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