Gujarat govt earned Rs 2054 cr by NA nod in 2 years

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In the 2 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.

During this two-year interval, the federal government obtained 56,566 functions from agricultural land homeowners searching for permission to transform the standing of their land, the federal government stated in written replies offered to varied questions on the identical topic requested by totally different MLAs. The most functions have been recorded in Ahmedabad (9075 functions), Gandhinagar (6891) and Surat (5360).

In the previous two years, over 30.28 crore sq. metres of land has been transformed to non-agricultural by giving the requisite permission. Revenue minister Kaushik Patel, whereas talking on the difficulty of non-agricultural permissions through the Question Hour, stated, “A lot of applications come seeking non-agricultural permission. These are for industries, commercial units, residential, etc.” He stated NA premium was one of many sources of revenues for the state authorities.

“A lot of corruption used to happen in giving this permission. A lot of time also used to pass (in getting the permission). Projects used to get delayed or cancelled. CM Vijay Rupani found a way out of this. From 2018, we began giving online NA permissions in Gujarat,” Patel added.

Patel stated that earlier the ability to present this permission was with panchayats and district collectors. “In one stroke, chief minister issued a notification taking away the powers of the panchayat in this regard. The age old practices involving corruption and delay ended,” the income minister stated including that this step has helped within the growth of Gujarat.