Govt to hand over land possession by this month
BOTTLENECKS CLEARED FOR CU JAMMU
Jammu, Jan 1: Clearing all the bottlenecks for setting up the Central University Jammu campus, Jammu and Kashmir government is likely to hand over the possession of land in Samba district in the last week of this month.
“We are in process of completing the legal formalities and the land will be handed over the Vice Chancellor in the last week of January or first week of February,” the Minister for Higher Education, Abdul Gani Malik told Greater Kashmir.
He said the government has finally acquired the requisite land for developing the Central University in district Samba and it would be handed over to the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, Prof Amitabh Mattoo soon.
The issue of acquisition of land had suffered the roadblock following the objections of the Forest Department for using 200 acres of forestland in Khoo Talab and Suchani village for setting up the university.
Minister for Revenue, Raman Bhalla told Greater Kashmir, “It was a departmental issue and it has been resolved. As the Ministry of Human Resources has appointed the Vice Chancellor, the land would be handed over to him as and when he comes to Jammu.”
The state government has identified about 9000 kanals of land in district Samba for developing sanctioned Central University for Jammu. The Revenue Department and the forest department were at loggerheads with both departments making their claims over the land earmarked for the varsity.
“The Samba district administration claimed that 200 acres was revenue land and earmarked it for the university. The state Cabinet also approved it but when officials reached there, the forest officials had stopped them claiming it as forestland,” official sources said.
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