High-level panel to decide on projects with land requirement upto 25 acres
By: Ibni Maqbool
Srinagar: The administration of Jammu & Kashmir has made amendments in the industrial land allotment policy unveiled by it earlier this year.
Documents in possession of The Precious Kashmir reveal that the Industries and Commerce department has notified the changes in the industrial land allotment policy after administrative council cleared the proposal during its meeting on 7th of this month.
According to the proposal cleared by the administrative council, there shall be two committees- high-level and apex-level- for allotment of land under the policy.
While the high-level land allotment committee would be headed by administrative secretary, Industries & Commerce, the apex-level land allotment committee would be headed by chief secretary.
As per changes made in the policy, projects with land requirement upto 25 acres shall be decided by the high-level land allotment committee after proper screening and recommendation by the divisional level appraisal committee.
According to the amendments, the projects with land requirement of more than 25 acres shall be decided by the apex-level land allotment committee after proper screening and recommendation by the divisional level appraisal committee.
These committees shall decide land allotment application within 45 days from the date of receiving recommendation of the divisional level appraisal committee.
It is worthwhile to mention that the Administrative Council (AC) earlier this year approved the adoption of Jammu & Kashmir Industrial Land Allotment Policy 2021-30 to evolve a highly structured industrial land bank for promoting equitable industrial growth in Jammu and Kashmir.
After the AC’s approval, J&K government had said that the new policy attempts to address various land-related issues impeding industrial development in J&K by laying down a framework to regulate zoning of industrial areas, project appraisal and evaluation, and the subsequent process flow.