Arunachal Pradesh to regularize government land

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki said that the government was contemplating regularizing all government land occupied by state-run institutions and establishments.

Tuki, while admitting large-scale encroachment of government land, especially in the capital complex and in district headquarters, informed the state assembly recently that the cabinet has decided to regularize such land to stop encroachment.

"The state government has already constituted a committee to examine encroachment of government land and will take action accordingly after the committee submits its report," Tuki said.

He said the state government has already framed policies and plans for urban townships and city development and has also enacted building construction laws.

Raising the question in the house, Trinamool Congress member Laeta Umbrey said that the cabinet decision was misinterpreted by the people and they went on encroaching available land within government quarters, which raised public outcry.

However, Tuki informed the house that the state government was yet to finalize policy guidelines on regularization of government land.