Chhattisgarh amended Land Revenue code with consent of tribals: Pandey

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jan 2018 12:48:46


 

Staff Reporter,

RAIPUR,

Revenue Minister Pandey accuses opposition Congress of misinterpreting the new rule.

The new land sale and purchase rule favours tribal

Minister for Revenue, Higher and Technical Education Prem Prakash Pandey on Thursday
clarified that the State government had amended Chhattisgarh Land Revenue Code (LRC)-1959 Section 165 (6) to acquire tribal lands for the projects of state and central governments only that too after the consent of tribal.


Revenue Minister Prem Prakash Pandey along with three Ministers Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra, Tribal Welfare Department Minister Kedar Kashyap and Forest Minister Mahesh Gagda came before the media to defend the government when Congress is raising the issue against the BJP government.


Talking to mediapersons at New Circuit House here, Revenue Minister Prem Prakash Pandey said that opposition Congress is misguiding the tribal people of the state to gain political advantage in next assembly elections, saying that tribal land would be given to non-tribal people and industries.


“We clarify that the State government has amended the LRC-1959 Section 165 (6) to take tribal’s lands on mutual consent for the projects of state and central governments. This amendment was passed by Chhattisgarh assembly recently. We assure that the acquired lands would not be
given to private industries.

The new rule is in interest of tribal where they will get much compensation,” Prem Prakash Pandey stated. “In the rule, it has been clearly mentioned that the tribal lands would be taken after their consent for the projects of state and central governments. The new rule would be helpful to complete the projects of state and central governments soon in the state,” he added.


Congress has no issue and so the opposition party is misinterpreting the new rule to get political benefit and misguide the people of the tribal communities, Pandey said.
“The BJP government assures that the tribal’s land would be acquired only for the projects of state and central governments. Tribal’s land would not be given to non-tribal people like me and even Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh,” he pointed.


According to the new rule, three multiple compensations would be given to tribal, whose lands are acquired for the projects of state and central governments. The lands belonging to a tribal in Scheduled Areas will be acquired for the projects of the state and central governments only,
Responding to a query on two BJP tribal leaders Nand Kumar Sai and Rajya Sabha Member Ramvichar Netam opposing the amendment in the LRC-1959, Minister Pandey said that both leaders had not approached him to register their protest about the new rule and so he was not aware about it. According to the provision of the new amendment, besides the market rate the tribal whose land is acquired will get maximum compensation of Rs 5 lakh and solacium equivalent to the land cost. There is already Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, to acquire lands, he added.