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District Administration starts inspecting encroachers at Loktak lake in Bishnupur district

by Rinku Khumukcham
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‘Surrender and say sorry’– CM to fake land patta holders occupying govt. land
IT News
Imphal, May 7 :

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today warns fake patta holders who are occupying government land to surrender their patta and say sorry within one month.
“Our govt. gives you one month to surrender your fake patta and say sorry or else we will take up stringent measures”, Chief Minister N. Biren said in a video post shared by one MK Aatif Asker Ali.
“Our government will arrest all if fails to surrender”, the Chief Minister sent strong message. He said that many people have occupied at forest areas of Waithou till the top of the hill with fake land patta. Even the loktak lake has not been spare. The area of Loktak lake has been occupied by individuals with fake patta.
Earlier, this week, Imphal Times have been informed that the district administration of Bishnupur district had started demarcation of the Loktak lake and have started verifying the patta holders of those occupying in the Loktak lake area at Khoijuman and Kwashiphai in Bishnupur district.
Loktak Lake is a pulsating lake, with a surface area varying from 287 sq. Km to 500 sq. Km during rainy season. Those villages near Loktak lake particularly Kwasiphai, Khoijuman etc in Bishnupur side use to cultivate vegetable when the water recedes as the soil were fertile, but no individual or authority claimed ownership of the land of the Loktak lake.
Authority of the club member of Kwashipahi had conducted survey to boost the cultivation work some months back and found that most of the area under Loktak area but remain dried as water recedes and the adjoining Khash land of the lake have been found to have been occupied by individuals after they procured land patta from the government authority.
“We don’t have any ideas on how they have procured land patta from the Loktak area and its adjoining area but we do believe that such occupation is shrinking the size of the Loktak Lake”, the local club members of Kwashiphai said. A map procured from the government revenue department showed the actual area where water level reached before 10 to 15 years and in the same map it was also stated about many portions of the Loktak lake being registered as land owners by individuals.

 

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