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Bhopal: Government embarks on please-all campaign in run up to polls

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BHOPAL: The state government is preparing to table four bills that would benefit lakhs of residents of the state in the upcoming budget session of the Vidhan Sabha. The bills seek to address vexatious issues needing solutions for years. The chief minister has already made a string of announcements for the farmers. Now, he is eyeing the vast population of agricultural labourers.

The government intends to amend the land revenue code through “Dakhal Rahit Bhumi Sanshodhan” Bill and also enact Land Management Act. Both the measures are designed to benefit residents of rural areas. A bill for solving the problems of the residents of Bhopal affected by Merger Act is also on the anvil.

The government intends to confer ownership rights on persons who have encroached land in the rural areas. Those occupying a piece of land for long will be made its owners. A large number of residents in the capital, whose plots are caught in a legal tangle due to Merger Act, would also be made owners of their land. The drafts of the four bills are ready for presentation before the committee of senior secretaries. Once they are cleared, they will come up before the cabinet for final approval. Subsequently, they will be tabled in the Vidhan Sabha. Hariranjan Rao, principal secretary, revenue, said that the government is working on presenting amendment bills relating to revenue department in state assembly.