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Maha streamlines NA permission process


Mumbai: Maharashtra government today streamlined the process of granting Non-Agriculture (NA) permission in Development Plan areas by doing away with the mandatory prior permission of district collectors.

As per the decision in the Cabinet meeting here, prior permission of the district collector concerned will not be required in municipal corporations and municipal council areas where Development Plan (DP) is published.

The land owner concerned will have to apply for permission for development of land to the municipal council or corporation concerned as per the DP rules and after getting the permission, the collector has to be informed of the same within 30 days, an official release said.

The cabinet has also decided to establish a data bank for necessary documents at district-level and the data will be compiled in the district collector’s office.

“Due to data bank, NA permissions will be granted expeditiously (so that) every department need not demand documents in every case,” the release said.

The cabinet has also decided to give a state government guarantee to the tune of Rs 257.92 crore to five backward class corporations.

The decision has been taken to help these corporations get loan from the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation, which the government claims will help at least 35,000 backward class beneficiaries.

As per the decision, the guarantee of Rs 67.57 crore has been given to Mahatma Phule Backward Class Corporation while Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Development Corporation is given guarantee of Rs 60.50 crore, Sant Rohidas Leather Industries and Charmakar Development Corporation Rs 31.15 crore, Vasantrao Naik VJNT Development Corporation Rs 28.20 crore and Maharashtra OBC Development Corporation Rs 70.50 crore.

The Cabinet also decided to give 36 hectares of land in Manjri Budruk of Haveli taluka to Vasantdada Sugar Institute for sugarcane research on a 30-year lease at Rs one.

Officials said that the decision was aimed to benefit over one lakh sugarcane producers and another seven lakh people who are dependent on them. The Institute is involved in research and development of sugar and allied industries.