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Guv calls for strict law enforcement to deal with land mafia.

Expressing serious concern over the depleting green cover, unlawful construction in the flood basins and rampant change of land-use in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N N Vohra Wednesday asked the Law Department to work out modalities of a single authority oriented legal framework for effectively dealing with unlawful constructions and land encroachments in the state.

Governor made these remarks while chairing a high-level meeting at Civil Secretariat here to review the status of ‘Master Plans’ and ‘Zonal Plans’ which are being prepared by Housing and Urban Development Department (H&UDD) for the twin capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu and other major towns of the state.

The meeting was attended by B B Vyas and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisors to the Governor, BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary,  KB Aggarwal, Financial Commissioner, Housing & Urban Development and  Baseer Ahmad Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.

Governor was informed that the Jammu Master Plan has been finalized and zonal plans for 19 planning divisions are being formulated.

Governor also reviewed the status of preparation of Master Plans for Budgam, Srinagar, Baramulla, Ganderbal and Samba districts.

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