Within the two calendar years between 2019 and 2020, the Gujarat authorities earned an outstanding Rs 2,054 crore by allowing agricultural land for use for non-agricultural (NA) functions, the state legislature was knowledgeable on Saturday. This quantity was earned as premium for offering non-agricultural or NA permissions within the state throughout this era.
Throughout this two-year interval, the federal government acquired 56,566 purposes from agricultural land house owners in search of permission to transform the standing of their land, the federal government mentioned in written replies offered to varied questions on the identical topic requested by completely different MLAs. The utmost purposes have been recorded in Ahmedabad (9075 purposes), Gandhinagar (6891) and Surat (5360).
Prior to now two years, over 30.28 crore sq. metres of land has been transformed to non-agricultural by giving the requisite permission. Income minister Kaushik Patel, whereas talking on the difficulty of non-agricultural permissions in the course of the Query Hour, mentioned, “A whole lot of purposes come in search of non-agricultural permission. These are for industries, business models, residential, and many others.” He mentioned NA premium was one of many sources of revenues for the state authorities.
“A whole lot of corruption used to occur in giving this permission. A whole lot of time additionally used to cross (in getting the permission). Tasks used to get delayed or cancelled. CM Vijay Rupani discovered a method out of this. From 2018, we started giving on-line NA permissions in Gujarat,” Patel added.
Patel mentioned that earlier the facility to provide this permission was with panchayats and district collectors. “In a single stroke, chief minister issued a notification taking away the powers of the panchayat on this regard. The age outdated practices involving corruption and delay ended,” the income minister mentioned including that this step has helped within the improvement of Gujarat.