Odiaha promulgates 2 Ordinances to provide land rights to urban poor

Bhubaneswar, Aug 8, 2017: The Odisha Cabinet on Tuesday approved
promulgation of two Ordinances for assigning land rights or property rights to the
identified slum dwellers living in Municipal Councils and also to those living in
Municipal Corporation areas for redevelopment, rehabilitation and up gradation
of slums.
“Today’s Cabinet is dedicated to all such people.  We have taken a historic decision today to
grant land rights” to the slum dwellers living in Municipal Councils and rights
to those living in Municipal Corporation areas,” said Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik after chairing the Cabinet meeting.
As far as practicable, efforts will be made to provide these
rights on an in situ basis, said the CM. However, the land will be
“The urban poor in slums will get land rights for residential
use that are heritable, mortgageable and non-transferable,” added Patnaik.
“In corporation areas, limited transferable rights will be
given. State Government  is  also 
fast  tracking   civic infrastructure  and 
improving  living  conditions 
for  slum dwellers. Today’s
decision will be a landmark step in this regard- setting a benchmark for the
entire country,” added Patnaik.
As per provision, while 600 sqft land will be provided to
landless slum residents under NAC, 350 sqft will be provided to those living under
municipality jurisdiction. 

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