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Over 1.5 k acre land encroached in Jammu

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir today said that 1,510 acres of land in the city has been encroached as it admitted that the Jammu Development Authority is yet to demarcate 6,818 acres of land, meant for development, given to it in 1973.

The J&K Government transferred 9,479 acres of land to Jammu Development Authority for development since 1973 and out of which 6,818 acres of land has not been demarcated, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development Asiea Naqash told told the Legislative Assembly here.

Replying to a question by BJP member Sat Paul Sharma, she said that total land demarcated by JDA since 1973 is only 2,245 acres and out which 330 acres has been encroached.

Similarly, 1,510 acre has been encroached in Jammu belonging to JDA, the minister said, adding that 223 acres of land (out of the total 9,479 acres) is in possession of Jammu while 1,111 acres has been utilised by JDA, 93 acres of land regularised. (AGENCIES)

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