Thursday, September 28, 2006

Land grabbers to get jail term

Land grabbers to get jail term
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: Those encroaching or grabbing government or municipal lands will face a jail term. Those helping them do so, including officials, are liable for punishment.

The State Government is amending the Karnataka Land Revenue Act for the purpose and the Cabinet cleared a Bill to this effect on Wednesday.

The State Cabinet has also decided to develop 1000 villages in a year under the Suvarna Grama programme. This year, 750 villages will be developed.

Education Minister Basavaraj Horatti briefed reporters after the Cabinet meeting and said that 528 villages had been identified so far. The Government will spend Rs 1 crore on each village, he said.

The other Cabinet decisions are: Upgrading Belgaum- Chorla- Goa road to national highway standards at a cost of Rs 64.39 crore.

Upgrading Belgaum and Hubli airports at Rs 20 crore each; Providing guarantee to Rs 189.65 crore loan availed by the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) for maintenance works at its Raichur Thermal Power Station.


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