Friday, July 18, 2014

About 940 hectares of Railway land is under encroachment

About 940 hectares of Railway land is under encroachment.Railways are engaged in a continuous exercise to prevent encroachments and protect its land by licensing of land to Railway employees for Grow More Food (GMF) scheme, providing boundary wall, tree plantation etc, at vulnerable locations. Encroachers on railway land are dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971 (PPE Act, 1971) as amended from time-to-time. Actual eviction of unauthorized occupants is carried out with the assistance of State Government and police. Complete Land records are maintained, updated regularly and get verified from revenue authorities periodically. Survey of encroachments is also carried out every year and the details of encroachments and their removal are recorded.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.