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Cabinet authorizes Revenue Deptt for determining geographical limits of new, existing administrative units

SRINAGAR: The Cabinet which met here under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah authorized the Revenue Department to issue the necessary notification as required under Section-5 of the Jammu and Kashmir Land Revenue Act, with regard to the determination of geographical / territorial limits of the new and the adjoining existing administrative units as per the details alongwith amendments /modifications. The Minister incharge Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation was authorized to order changes in the geographical boundaries and headquarters of the new administrative units, wherever necessary.

It also advised the Rural Development Department to complete the necessary exercise and place the case before the Cabinet in its next meeting for consideration.  The Minister incharge Rural Development was authorized to order changes in the geographical boundaries and headquarters of the new administrative units, wherever necessary.

In a separate decision the Cabinet directed the Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation department to submit a comprehensive proposal to the cabinet for providing 5 marlas of land per family in relatively safer zones, adjacent to the present villages, to the people affected due to cross border and cross LoC firing in the state.