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Illegal constructions coming up on agricultural land along highway go unnoticed in Anantnag
10/14/2019 10:52:28 PM
Saahil Suhail
Early Times Report
ANANTNAG, Oct 14: Illegal constructions are coming up on agricultural land in this southern district along the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway are going unnoticed as the Revenue department prefers to look otherwise
Influential violators allegedly in nexus with the revenue authorities are constructing commercial structures on agriculture land in Anantnag due to which agricultural land across the district is shrinking fast.
Reports said despite the government imposing a ban on such constructions, they were going on in full swing. They said that taking undue advantage of the ongoing situation, the rich and affluent people with the help of authorities are constructing commercial structures on both sides of National highway from Bijbehara to Anantnag.
"Affluent violators are constructing shopping complexes, auto mobile service stations along the highway." residents told Early Times.
He said that authorities have turned a blind eye towards these illegal constructions which going on at almost all the agricultural along the national highway.
Batengoo residents said that stretch from Bijbehara to Batengoo used to be a lush green patch but now due to massive constructions authorities have transformed it into a concrete jungle.Locals accused authorities of benefiting 'Land Mafia' which according to them is ensuring hassle free constructions on agriculture land.
Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir had earlier assured that the illegal constructions will be razed down; however the administration hasn't yet started the demolition drive.
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