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Uttar Pradesh govt amends Revenue Code, to simplify land acquisition process

The government has taken several decisions to enhance its land bank

Uttar Pradesh, Land acquisition, Revenue Code, Land Acquisition Act 2013, Expressway projects, Monetise land banks, PSUs, Jewar International Airport, GIS

The Uttar Pradesh government has amended the Revenue Code and also decided to simplify the process of land acquisition within a distance of one km on both sides of the expressways under the Land Acquisition Act 2013.

In a move to make it lucrative for fresh overseas investments into the state, the government has taken several decisions to enhance its land bank.

A meeting was held with key officials of 18 departments to discuss the issue of increasing land bank in the state.

Among the suggestions that came up at the meeting, it was decided that in order to provide financial resources for new expressway projects, action must be taken to develop and monetise land banks along the expressways.

Another suggestion included that the land of closed PSUs be auctioned and in places where revenue villages fall under the industrial development authorities, a proposal be made for vesting public land of these gram sabhas to the respective development authorities.

A proposal to amend the revenue code for permission to lease agricultural land for industrial units and parks was also in the works.

Apart from this, it was also decided that land be provided for developing an electronic city near the upcoming Jewar International Airport, and an integrated industrial township with mixed land-use will also be implemented soon.

The state government has also decided that the development authorities of the housing and urban planning department will make all the plots in the state available on GIS and ensure real time updation.

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