New land laws to boost economic growth : J&K Government : The Tribune India

Our correspondent

Srinagar, April 20

The new land laws, replacing 11 that existed in the former J&K state, would not only protect more than 90% of J&K land from alienation to outsiders, but would also help reorganize the agricultural sector, foster rapid industrialization, to help the economy grow and create jobs, said a government spokesman.

According to the spokesperson, the J&K government, which is working to create a modern, efficient, transparent and citizen-friendly UT, has ensured the protection and safeguarding of land after the introduction of new land laws. He said the new laws are welcomed by the people of UT as a major step towards development and progress.

The Department of the Interior, by order dated October 26, 2020, introduced amendments to 14 statutes of the former J&K State and repealed 11 others.

Key changes were made to four major state laws that governed the ownership, sale, and purchase of land in the state of old. These are the J&K Development Act, 1970, the J&K Land Revenue Act, 1996, the Agrarian Reforms Act, 1976 and the J&K Land Grants Act, 1960.

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