CHITWAN, Dec 7: The Chitwan District Committee of the National Land Commission has received 4,394 applications since the publication of a notice on August 16 this year.
The service-seekers, all of them either landless squatters or those residing in unmanaged settlements, submitted the applications for verification of land ownership, registration certificate and field book.
With the additional applications, the total number of applications received by the Office of Land Commission in Chitwan stands at 8,526 till date. Initially, the Commission in Chitwan had received 4,132 applications from Dalit, landless squatters and residents of unmanaged settlements in the district, according to an employee of the commission, Kalpana Kumari Kunwar. Among the applicants, 179 have received land ownership cards so far while other applications are under review, Kunwar said. Land mapping is also underway in various local units in the district to allocate land for the deserving applicants.
Land measuring 1,773,529.866 square meters in area has been mapped so far in Bharatpur Metropolitan City to relocate the landless squatters and those living haphazardly in illegally built structures, shared Kunwar.