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Raiyats will be able to use agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes: CM

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Ranchi, Nov. 3: Under the CNT and SPT laws, raiyats will be able to use agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes.

Despite using it for non-agricultural purposes, they will still be owners of the land. No alteration will be done in the basic features of the CNT Act and the SPT Act.

Land will be allowed to be transferred for government use and public enterprises. In the government’s list, ‘etc.’ will not be used. This was announced during a meeting of the Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) held at Project Building under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday.

As per the land acquisition provisions, a compensation amount not less than four times should be given to the raiyats. This provision will speed up the transfer and compensation process. The government will acquire land for developing basic infrastructure and welfare work across the state, the CM said at the meeting.

It was also decided in the meeting that the names of those tribes which are not included in the schedule or primitive tribal group (PTG) list can be considered for inclusion and action should be taken thereupon. For this, the government will authorize Ram Dayal Singh Munda to find out as to which tribe was not included in the list.

The tribes which do not get the benefit of the schemes due to the mistakes in the spellings of their names will be considered for name or surname correction. For the migrant tribals, proposals will be made and sent to the Centre and the concerned states to include them in schedule tribe category so that they may avail the reservation provisions.

In order to provide easy bank loans to the poor tribal people, a committee formed under Nilkanth Singh Munda will report to the government in a month.

This report will be put forth in the next meeting of TAC for consideration. The CM said that the government should bear the maintenance cost of tribal students and a proposal for setting up working women’s hostels apart from coaching hostels should be included in the budget.

All districts have been notified by the Personnel department that 3rd and 4th category posts will be filled up by the local residents.

It was also directed that these provisions should be attached with departmental service manuals.

Vice Chairperson Dr Louis Marandi, CS Raj Bala Verma, Additional Chief Secretary Amit Khare, TAC Members and departmental secretaries were present on this occasion.

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