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Maharashtra OKs Rs 1cr for pilot plan of measuring Wakf land

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Maharashtra Government today approved release of a sum of Rs 1.08 crore for undertaking the pilot project of measuring Wakf Board's land in the State.

As a part of the pilot project, Pune and Parbhani districts have been selected to undertake the measurement of Wakf Board's land with the help of local revenue officers.

The total cost of the pilot project is Rs 2 crore, of which Rs 1.08 crore was sanctioned for release, according to a Government Resolution (GR) issued today.

The Government has given a period of six months for commencement of the measurement drive, the GR stated.

The State Settlement Commissioner's office is going to undertake the pilot project for which Additional District Collector-level officers have been roped in for execution.

The State Cabinet on November 15 had approved the land measurement decision and the GR is a follow-up action.

The Government in December last year had asked District Collectors concerned to remove names of individuals from records of land owned by local Wakf Boards.

The drive is being undertaken to avoid any further misuse of Wakf land by individuals.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, February 06 2017. 23:02 IST
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