Army to pay higher rent for land in Jammu and Kashmir

April 4th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by admin  

Jammu, April 4 (IANS) The centre has decided to hike the rentals for land hired or requisitioned by the army in Jammu and Kashmir, as per the recommendations of the defence ministry. Defence spokesperson Lt. Col. S.D. Goswami said: “The hike is in the range of 2.1 to 5 times for various categories of land. The revised rate structure will come into effect retrospectively from Feb 16, 2008 and will remain in force for five years till Feb 15, 2013.”

For the Class 1 category of irrigated land, the rate per kanal (one-eighth of an acre) per annum has been increased from Rs.1,125 to Rs.3,381 while for the irrigated double cropped category the rent has been hiked from Rs.1,688 to Rs.4,087 per kanal per year.

For the Class 2 category of irrigated land, the rate has been increased from Rs.1,125 to Rs.3,200 and for the un-irrigated category, the new rate is Rs.1,390 as against the previous figure of Rs.563 per kanal per annum. For the Class 3 un-cultivable category, the increase is from the existing Rs.413 to the new figure of Rs.895.

“For the fruit bearing orchards, the hike has been substantial - from the existing rate of Rs.1,575 to Rs.10,000 per kanal per annum. For the land falling under Jammu Municipal Corporation, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Poonch Municipal Council and Srinagar/Jammu cantonment areas, the rate has been raised from Rs.6,750 to Rs.33,750 per kanal per annum,” the spokesman said.

The rate for lands falling under Municipal Councils has been increased from Rs.3,375 to Rs.16,875 while that of lands falling under Municipal Committees, from Rs.2,700 to Rs.13,500 per kanal per annum.

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