Ganderbal: As part of the ongoing Anti-encroachment drive, the District Administration Ganderbal on Monday retrieved over 66 kanals illegally occupied State/ Kahcharai land in the district.
The eviction drive was carried out jointly by Civil and Police administration in separate eviction drives held in different tehsils of the district.
The Revenue teams has retrieved approximately 18702 kanals of illegally occupied government land by various land grabbers till Monday which include 393 kanals of land from influential persons.
During Monday’s eviction drive, the total retrieved state land in various tehsils of Ganderbal stands at 58 kanals which include 35 kanals from influential persons besides 8 kanals of Kahcharai land was also retrieved occupied by influential persons.
During the anti-encroachment drive JCB machines were deployed to dismantle the boundary walls and other structures erected illegally on government land besides notice boards indicating the status of land, survey number, location, etc. was installed on the site.
Meanwhile in estate WussanKangan, the revenue authorities Monday retrieved 38 kanals and 08 Malras of encroached State and Kahcharai land from influential persons including businessman and top government officers/officials.
Most of the retrieved land in estate Wussan has been handed over to the Horticulture Department for development of orchards.
With regard to ongoing anti-encroachment drives undertaken in Ganderbal district, it has been assured by the District Administration that common masses and poor people will not be touched and only those who have illegally occupied the Government land by using their positions will be dealt strictly and retrieved land will be used exclusively for projects and programmes of public importance.
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