RUPANDEHI, June 18: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has directed the bodies concerned to accord high priorities to landless squatters in the process of distributing land.
He urged the National Land Commission and office-bearers of the district committee to carry out result-oriented activities on the matter.
Inaugurating the Lumbini Province-level seminar for office-bearers of the district committee organized by the Commission, Kathmandu, in Butwal, he said the Commission accorded top priorities to provide land ownership to all citizens.
The government does not have political biases in scrapping the erstwhile land related commission, but the new commission was formed to resolve land related problems as per the constitution, he said.
The newly-elected people's representatives at the local level have got people's mandate to resolve problems of landless people and for it, the process should be forwarded in coordination with the Commission and the local level.
Similarly, Minister for Tourism, Rural and Urban Development of Lumbini Province, Dilli Bahadur Chaudhary urged the Commission’s office-bearers to start the process to distribute land ownership certificates while promising the provincial government's support for it.
The Commission Chairperson Keshav Niraula expressed his commitment to resolve the problems of landless squatters soon.
Similarly, Mayor of Butwal Sub-Metropolis, Khel Raj Pandey said the process to distribute land ownership certificates to the landless squatters had been moved forward in coordination with the Commission.