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Government land lying unused to go commercial

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

CM directs Chief Secretary to prepare land inventory, says move will generate revenue, create employment and prevent land encroachment

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, July 12: The State government is planning an innovative strategy to utilise unused land available under different departments, in a bid to generate revenue and create employment opportunities in a big way.

Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has asked Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia to find out the unused land available under different departments and create a land inventory for commercial activities.

Sonowal pointed out that if such unutilized land is put to use for commercial activities, it would not only generate revenue but also prevent land sharks from encroaching upon government land. Further, utilizing government land for economic and productive activities would help create substantial employment opportunities, he said.

“A correct assessment of immovable properties that remain unutilized must be carried out to put these into use for productive purposes. The exercise is a means not only for increasing revenue generation by commercially exploiting government resources, it will also end up benefiting lakhs of educated unemployed,” the Chief Minister said, while directing the Chief Secretary to pursue the matter aggressively.

The Chief Secretary assured the Chief Minister that he would carry out a comprehensive multi-discipliry land inventory and submit an evaluation report to him soon.


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