In a landmark decision, the Government of Jammu Kashmir on Monday approved a proposal for allotment of 5 Marlas of land each to landless PMAY (G) beneficiaries.
The decision was taken by the Administrative Council on 21st June 2023. The present allotment restricted to only the left out cases out of Permanent waiting list (PWL) 2018-19, which may later, at the time of launch of next phase of PMAY(G) scheme in 2024-25 be extended to the same categories of landless beneficiaries, who otherwise become eligible for getting housing assistance under PMAY(G) Phase-III.
Following categories of Awas plus beneficiaries will be considered by the Deputy Commissioner concerned for allotment of land under the JK revenue laws:
“People residing on State land; People residing on Forest land; People residing in Rakhs and Farms land, where construction is not permitted; People sitting on Custodian land; Land allotted to displaced people by the Government near Dachigam park for agriculture purposes, where construction is not permitted. Any other category of cases who are otherwise eligible for housing but do not have any land available for construction.”
“It is a historic day for Jammu Kashmir and a new beginning for thousands of landless families,” Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said further adding that this historic decision will prove to be a golden chapter in Administration’s effort for social justice, equality, respect, and equal opportunities to all citizens.
“This path-breaking decision will not only entitle the landless poor to own a piece of land and have a house but it will also provide them means of livelihood, raise their living standards and realize their dreams and aspirations,” the Lt Governor said.
The Lt Governor said the poor section of the society is at the centre of government policies and a substantial population that was devoid of basic facilities and rights even after seven decades of Independence is being brought to the mainstream of development.
“Jammu Kashmir government is committed to Inclusive development. This move will open up endless opportunities to the poor and downtrodden and with this landmark decision the administration is acknowledging their immense contribution in the task of nation building,” the Lt Governor observed.