550 Kanals of farm land retrieved at Laam: Mir Zahoor

KL News Network

Jammu

Minister of State for Animal and Sheep Husbandry & Fisheries Mir Zahoor informed the house that out of 1000 kanals of encroached land of Sheep and Animal Husbandry Farm at Laam in Nowshera, 550 Kanals has been retrieved and brought under cultivation of oats and fodder.

Responding to a question by Surinder Kumar Choudhary in the upper house, the Minister said that agriculture operations at the farm were forced to be stopped by the locals. He said out of 550 Kanals of retrieved farmland, the germinated crops on 174 Kanals were damaged by the mob and rest 376 Kanals of cultivated land are with the department. He said presently the encroachers are not allowing the farm activities on the said land.

He said FIR has been lodged against the encroachers and the case is pending in the court. He said the department will not allow encroachment on its land and action will be taken against the culprits.

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