Land to Landless, cover story 10 July 2023

Land to Landless

News Kashmir Analysis 

Land to Homeless has always been a burning topic.  To own a land in order to build a house is dream of every human and family in this world.  To have a home and piece of land is a basic indication of development and progress.

In a development laced with positivity and dynamism the 

Jammu and Kashmir administration has started providing 150 square yard plots to landless families here for the construction of their houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY).

The LG said five marlas land (1,360 square feet) will be provided to each landless family.

The entire spectrum of Jammu and Kashmir is buoyant over the development. 

” Few  years ago the Prime Minister decided that every poor person should have a roof over their head. The main obstacle here was that there was no provision for giving land to landless families. We made a provision and approved it in the administrative council to provide land to landless construction of houses under the PMAY,” Manoj  Sinha told in a press conference.

Voices across spectrum have welcomed this move.

Syed Irfan Hashmi, a socio-economic analyst states ” To own a home is biggest dream and need of the world from every humans vision.

The major issues faced by the landless and homeless people of Jammu and Kashmir were ignored since long. The LG administration has done a lot for them and this step of granting 5 marlas of land to each landless family has created widespread joy in Jammu and Kashmir. It was music to ears when LG Manoj affirmed that We have given plots to 2,711 landless families across Jammu and Kashmir. We will be providing land as per the list we have and hope to complete the existing backlog by March . Theseh are really grear steps which would go a long way in transforming lives of poor people of Jammu and Kashmir towards prosperity. “

LG Manoj Sinha made his vision  clear.

P”The rural development department has identified 1.83 lakh families who do not have their own houses. We are working on it. It is a step that will not only provide a house to them but transform their lives,” he said.

“With housing needs taken care of, these families will start thinking of earning a better livelihood and education for their children. This puts them on the path to development,” LG Manoj Sinha said.

The LG said the Union Territory administration is duty-bound to provide land to remaining landless families.

“In the last 3-4 years, we have had success in providing social justice to people. There is no contradiction in our interactions and actions,” he added.

The pulse of Jammu and Kashmir is welcoming the move to provide land to landless  and a step aimed to lift poor.