In its bid to resolve points associated to land acquisition which have held up developmental initiatives within the state, Bihar’s income and land reforms division has vested powers of collector with the district land acquisition officers (DLOs) who will henceforth train all income associated powers of a district Justice of the Peace (DMs) to facilitate early switch of land for improvement schemes like buildings and roads, mentioned a senior officer aware of the event.
Further secretary (income and land acquisition) Sushil Kumar, who can be Bihar’s director, land acquisition, mentioned the choice has been taken in line with the requirement of land for a number of improvement initiatives. “The division has despatched letters to all of the DMs to make clear the confusion arising out of posting of DLOs from their guardian division (land and income) in addition to these posted straight by the final administration division (GAD). The DLOs appointed by each the departments would have the identical powers,” mentioned Kumar.
At present, 21 of the overall 38 districts in Bihar have devoted DLOs, whereas DMs have been authorised to appoint any deputy collector as DLO of their jurisdiction whether it is required for undertaking execution.
Officers mentioned work on a number of highway and constructing initiatives have been caught owing to delay within the land acquisition regardless of availability of requisite fund. These embody major well being centres, engineering schools and polytechnic institutes, apart from nationwide highways.
Income and land reforms division minister Alok Mehta, too, had expressed his displeasure over pending instances of land acquisition and fee of compensation to land homeowners and directed officers to tone up the mechanism.
The development of four-lane bridge on the river Ganga, parallel to Vikramshila Setu in Bhagalpur, needed to be re-tendered for a fourth time for numerous causes, together with as soon as associated to non-availability of land.
Work on the long-awaited Amas-Darbhanga expressway couldn’t start as the development firms are but to get unencumbered land at numerous stretches. Equally, the development agency, which was awarded work to construct 70-kilometre-long four-lane spiritual hall in Madhubani from Umgaon to Basopatti couldn’t start work. The Danapur-Bihta elevated highway undertaking too has suffered delays owing to finalisation of the alignment an acquisition of land. Officers mentioned the tempo of labor for improvement of a civilian airport at Bihta can be dealing with procedural delays, although it has adequate land for growth work.