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Land Rights For Urban Slum Dwellers, Odisha Govt Signs Significant MoU With Tata Trusts

13 March 2018

Soumya Ranjan Sahoo

Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Tuesday decided to grant land rights to 2.5 lakh slum dwellers, residing in 2500 slums in Odisha. The urban poor in slums will get land rights for residential use that is heritable, mortgage able and non-transferable. The settlement will be made to a maximum limit of 646 sq ft in NAC and 484 sq ft in Municipalities in case of in situ settlement.

The settlement of excess land belonging to slum dwellers from economically weaker sections (EWS) will be calculated as 25 percent of the benchmark value of the land. For non-EWS category the the amount will be 50 per cent of the benchmark value. It is mandatory to issue the certificate of land rights in the name of both spouses, in case of married beneficiaries, a notification issued by the Government informed.