Bhopal : State revenue minister Rampal Singh on Friday announced setting up a state-level commission for land disputes related with erstwhile states and ceiling cases to give back land to farmers.

 The minister said merger agreement of Bhopal state will be handed over to the commission for decision.

Replying to demands of grants, the minister said that farmers will be benefitted with the formation of the commission.

Pattas allotted to Sindhi community at the time of partition, will be renewed as a new policy is in the pipeline to settle their claims.

 The government had invited suggestions in this regard from revenue officers and district collectors.

The minister said computerisation of revenue record has been completed in five districts – Bhopal, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur and Seoni. The process will be carried out in 36 more districts.

Special drive of demarcation of land will be conducted in the state for redressing land transfers, division and other cases.

Hitting out at

former chief minister Digvijaya Singh’s week long hunger strike in Guna, the minister said had Singh staged this demonstration in Delhi during the UPA regime, it would have benefitted the farmers this state.

 The Centre gave only RS 240 crore against the demand of Rs 5963 crore as relief package for farmers. The State had to spend Rs 2791 crore from its own pocket.

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