Srinagar Diary – The New Indian Express

Express news service

Land use change from agriculture allowed
More than two years after Section 370 was revoked, the J&K administration headed by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha authorized the conversion of farmland to non-farm use. The regulations developed by the revenue board were made necessary after legislative changes to the land revenue law following the reorganization of the old state, an official said. Under the new regulations, the district collector was empowered to grant permission to change the use of land from agricultural to non-agricultural in accordance with the procedure to be notified by the revenue board.

Department of craftsmanship versus machine-made products
After complaints that tourists were tricked into selling machine-made goods as well as hand-made items, the State Directorate of Handicrafts and Looms launched a vigorous inspection campaign in all the notified tourist areas of the valley. The management, through these inspections, wants to ensure that traders do not charge exorbitant prices to tourists and that it is not allowed to distort the branding of machine-made products as articles. handmade. Resellers have been warned of fines and legal action in case they have engaged in professional misconduct. Tourists have been advised to purchase only genuine Kashmir handmade art products from craft trade establishments, which are registered with the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handmade Craft under the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Trade Act.

Valley businesses warn of encroachment
The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has launched a campaign to decongest the city and called on traders to remove the encroachments. Traders have been instructed to remove encroachments on alleys and roads themselves or face prosecution in accordance with the law. Public complaints have been numerous. Authorities this week removed encroachments at the premises of Hari Singh High Street, where JCBs were used to clear large encroachments on footpaths and driveways. Street vendors have also been warned of measures to occupy unauthorized space.

Coming soon trilingual land booklets with Urdu and Hindi
The Jammu and Kashmir Revenue Department will soon be setting up trilingual land booklets to fill the information gap and promote easy access for the population to the revenue register. The one-of-a-kind Land Book will be issued to legal owners of land in Jammu and Kashmir in Urdu, English and Hindi. As part of the Digital India Land Registry Modernization Program (DILRMP), the Revenue Department scanned large income records and placed them in the public domain under the “Apni Zameen Apni Nigrani” for scrutiny. by the population. Over 3.25 lakh of visitors have already visited the site in the past six weeks.

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