Uttarakhand Invocates Strict Land Laws

Uttarakhand Demands Land Laws
Uttarakhand Demands Land Laws

Uttarakhand Demands Land Laws

Ever wondered to whom does the shopping center or the institution that falls nearby your place of residence belongs? If you take some pain going out to check on the details of the owner you must not find yourself astonished to discern from the fact that in more than 50 percent of the cases the owner might not be the one having his or her origin from the state, Instead would be a domestic immigrant trying to make money from money whether his ways of doing so be ethical or not.

To add to the point of misery they leverage the indefatigable Workfront readily available locally only to exploit them by all possible means. Underpay, ethnic discrimination, disguised unemployment, and many other factors are the main cause of the loss in skillset and morale of the youth in the region. One of the instances that I could share is about an immigrant individual who, in a general office event mockingly recalled his younger daughter saying “Uttarakhandi Paakhandi” made us clench our fists in response but taken aback by our nature and social status only to avert our eye-contact in discontent. People such as these, who take the cover of innocence only to deliver their hate speech for the people must be deported off lands with IMMEDIATE EFFECT.

Yes, the most common causes of all such discriminatory events are the migration of think tanks and Lenient Land Laws which allow people from other states to purchase land with ease. Let me take a moment to make you understand the present status of Land Laws in our state.

Uttarakhand is open to investments from people from other states. The government has clearly spelled out the buying restrictions, for people residing outside the state. There is no restriction on the size of the property/plot if one is buying within the municipal limits of the cities. However, as per the rules, a person can buy only 250 sq meters of agricultural land falling outside the city area. This also means that two or three people of the same family can buy co-joined or distant, separate 250 sq meter land parcels. However, if the agricultural land is within city limits, one has to comply with the Land Ceiling Act of the state.

Now this enables a domestic immigrant to purchase as much property as he is able to invest into it. After the investment, it now calls for the property to generate income for which government distributes industrial and entrepreneurial permits which leads to further decline in emotional and cultural heritage all in the name of Economical development which has never been able to describe its positive impacts but leads to disguised and underpaid employment. Most of the revenue after deduction of certain taxes goes into bank accounts of these owners who later use this money to expand themselves into the state. We had a recent amendment in the law where Female child was given equal right to patriarchial property which was worth the appraisal.

The recent rate of increase in heinous crimes and reporting of malpractices in the state can be directly linked to the advent of outsider communities into the state. Now as an end result has clearly earmarked a sharp decline in the regional heritage of the state.

Not only the purchase of land but even the tourism sector of the state must impinge strictest of laws for those coming from outside to spend their vacations only to create ruckus of the hospitality offered by the locals. Regardless of how long an individual is staying in the state or who is he married to, must be made to pay higher taxes and duties on the revenue that is being made in the state.

Source Of Inspiration

People are inspired by a similar law in the state of Himachal Pradesh under Section 118 but it does not put an absolute ban on the sale and purchase of land and property in Himachal. It only restricts the transfer of land to a person who is not an agriculturalist of the state, including even the non-agriculturalists of the state. Section 118, however, has provisions through which, with the approval of the government, one can buy both land and property in the state.

But what about buying land outside municipal limits, all of which are designated as agricultural land in the Act? “Section 118 doesn’t prohibit but regulates the sale of agricultural land. A non-agriculturalist needs to apply, state the purpose for which he wants to buy the land, and the government takes a decision on his request within a set time frame. “People are granted land for varied purposes, ranging from setting up an industrial unit, educational institution, tourism, etc. Also, people can get up to 4 acres of land to practice agriculture and a maximum of 500 square meters for residential purposes which doesn’t seem enough.

The permission is granted only if the government is satisfied with the stated purpose behind buying the land and the individual’s ability and background to carry out the project. While the bureaucrat claims the permission is generally granted, one needs to take the assertion with a pinch of salt. 

“Permissions are not denied generally at the secretariat and Cabinet-level. But many applications are rejected at the entry-level (DC office), where they are scrutinized for documents and NOCs. It’s quite a cumbersome and time-consuming process,” says a property dealer who liaises with the authorities on behalf of his clients for permissions under 118. “For commercial projects, permissions are relatively easier. But for residential purposes, the process is more arduous and time-consuming.”

“It’s not easy to get permission under Section 118. Mostly, the influential and powerful get it,” a former deputy mayor of Shimla points out.

The Critisism

There is always an entire community sitting somewhere ready to showcase its critisizing abilities when it comes to a discussion for the wellbeing of a specific community. For instance, I was reading about someone (A Businessperson) showing off his mind by telling local media that it has become easier for him to think about buying lands in the US, GBR, or Australia rather than buying it here in India. First, it seemed to me just like a normal way to positive criticism but then when I realized the level of foolishness he was driven into and the mindset of the media channel to have published such a comment from someone.

This is a topic with endless facts worth being debated. People demand strict land laws to be imposed as it is the only way available to safeguard what is left of our beautiful abode. (Uttarakhand Demands Land Laws)

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3 thoughts on “Uttarakhand Invocates Strict Land Laws”

  1. Yogesh Singh Bisht

    Factual information ! What your opinion about this matter ?? Is it rightful demand or not ?

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