Govt to form commission for resolving land problem


The government is forming a commission to resolve various land-related problems.

The commission shall manage the problems of the landless citizens, minimize the unsystematic and risk-prone settlements, resolve the problems between the land owner and the tenant and shall also cover the land classification.

Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal expressed the belief that the commission will help provide the social justice to the families tilling the land for the last three decades but who have not been provided with the land ownership certificates.

Addressing the program organized by Reporters’ Club Nepal here Friday, the land management minister shared that home work is being done to upgrade the Guthi Sansthan into an authority to prevent the encroachment of land belonging to the religious and temple trusts, to protect such land in the current scenario of irregularities related to such land.

She stated that the problems faced by the erstwhile Haliyas and Kamaiyas was yet to be resolved despite absolving them from this system of bonded labor two decades back, expressing the commitment to address their problems.

The Minister also shared that special land survey would be conducted in areas in Arghakhanchi, Achham, Palpa and other districts where the land records maintained in the land offices of these districts were destroyed during the people’s war time in the past.

She said arrangement has been made recently to use the satellite image for using free of cost with Chinese support, which would save billions of rupees of the state coffers.

Minister Aryal also stressed that the living standard of the people would be improved through the cooperatives and the country would be made prosperous.

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