RASUWA, March 19: The number of people buying land in the name of women has been gradually increasing due to the provision of exemption of revenue fee while acquiring land ownership.
From mid July 2021 to mid-February 2022, the Land Revenue Office has exempted revenue of Rs. 116,883 from the land ownership transfer certification in the name of women. According to Land Revenue Office Chief Ganesh Shrestha, 146 women have acquired land ownership of the land from July to mid-February.
As per the policy, rural women have been getting 50 percent exemption and women living in the district headquarters area have been getting 25 percent exemption from the revenue fee. Shrestha also said that 189 women have acquired land ownership and received a waiver of registration fee of Rs 987,390.
According to Chhekyal Tamang, an employee of the office, most of the women are expected to acquire land ownership in a few years time as it is found that even the husbands are happy to come to the office to get the land ownership registration passed in the name of their wife due to the exemption in registration fee.
Similarly, the Land Revenue Office has passed 506 documents from last July to mid-February. The legal instruments passed in this way include land transaction ownership registration, donation and sharing of properties among family members.
The Land Revenue Office has collected Rs 994,679 as revenue as per the rate determined for each of these documents. The revenue has increased by 21 percent in the first eight months of this year as compared to the same period last year.