Ordinance to save houses on ‘raiyati’ land

Ranchi: Jharkhand government is all set to introduce an ordinance to provide relief to landholders who have built structures on ‘raiyati’ land. Advocate General Anil Kumar Sinha announced that buildings built on such lands would not be demolished.

Already on the back foot over the ongoing demolition drive across the state, Advocate General making this announcement said the new ordinance would give a time period of three months to people who have built houses on ‘’raiyati’ land.

During this period they will be required to get their house-maps passed, otherwise, they will be fined accordingly, he added.
The classification of the buildings will be carried out, and the amount of penalty will be calculated on this basis. This new ordinance will save almost 1, 70, 000 houses in Ranchi from getting demolished.

This ordinance will be effective only in case of buildings built on ‘raiyati’ land. In no way houses constructed on government land or forest land will be given any form of relaxation, said Anil Kumar.

At present, house maps of only 15000 buildings have been passed in Ranchi.