Land ownership certificates distributed to landless squatters

Published On: March 18, 2022 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BHAKTAPUR, March 18: The government distributed land ownership certificates to 23 landless squatters in wards 6 and 8 of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality in Bhaktapur district today.

At a program organized by the Survey Office, Bhaktapur, Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Sashi Shrestha distributed the certificates to them. 

On the occasion, Minister Shrestha shared that around 15,000 landless squatters have been provided with land ownership certificates since the government initiated a drive from Mahottari district some four months ago. 

The government aims to provide land ownership certificates to all landless squatters within the next year.  

Minister Shrestha shared that the government is going to make arrangements of employment to the family members of martyrs, land tillers (Haliyas), bonded laborers (Kamlaharis) as well as marginalized communities making an arrangement of survey training from this week. 

She further said that the Land-related Act is in the final phase of implementation in order to provide land to landless squatters and to manage unsystematic settlements. 

Saying the incumbent government has been working for the people, Bagmati Province Assembly Member Pratima Shrestha shared that the landless of the area got land ownership after years. 

Secretary Ram Prasad Thapaliya, said that land ownership certificate distribution would be made effective, saying employees should help to make the government's campaign a success. 

Deputy Director General of Survey Department Sushil Dangol shared that land ownership certificates would be distributed to 456 people in Bhaktapur. 

Chief District Officer of Bhaktapur, Rudra Devi Sharma, Deputy Mayor of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality, Anjana Devi Madhikarmi, Chief of Survey Office, Bhaktapur, Magnu Dutta, among others also expressed their views.

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