Land Minister Mohammad Rezaul Karim Hira yesterday said that agricultural khas lands would be allocated among 8,500 landless families by June 30 this year.
“The lands would be brought under government control from the land grabbers and those would be distributed among the real landless people by June next,” he said.
The minister said this while visiting the land office at Lakhichar union under Jamalpur Sadar upazila and reviewing the activities of distribution of khas lands among landless people, an official handout said.
Rezaul Karim said that notice would be served to the land grabbers for mutual understanding in giving up their occupancy of the lands. Otherwise lawful actions would be taken against the violators of law, he added.
The minister received 15 applications from landless and river erosion victims during his visit to the land office.
He instructed the concerned officials to send the applications to UP chairmen and union land offices for examining and sent them to the district and upazila committees for final approval.
In replying to a question of journalists, the land minister said government has instructed district administration to take necessary steps to implement housing project.
He said permanent houses would be built in every upazila of the country for the landless and homeless people with financial cooperation of the development partners, the hand out added.
Source: The Daily Star, 28 March 2009