Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said necessary changes were being made in the land law to benefit the common man as the earlier legislation was “very regressive”.
“The (old) land laws were very regressive and did not serve the interests of the people. Necessary changes are being made to benefit the common man,” Sinha told reporters at the function.
The LG was responding to a query on the request of land tenants in Jammu and Kashmir to return their possessions to the government.
Sinha said 40-45 per cent of the disputes in the Union Territory were related to land registration.
“We have digitized land records. Once the process is over, people here can live in peace,” he added.
Earlier, the LG inspected the construction of transit accommodation for workers recruited under the Prime Minister’s package in Baramulla and Bandipora districts, an official press release said.
“Sinha today conducted a site inspection and reviewed the construction of PM Package Staff Transit Building at Baramulla and Bandipora,” a press release said on Wednesday.
LG emphasizes that all work will be completed on time. He interacted with officials and engineers from Baramulla and Bandipora, an official press release said.
The Deputy Commissioners concerned briefed the UTZZ about the progress of work related to various departments like power, water supply and other ancillary works, the press release said.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole and ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar were among the officials who accompanied the LG.