Assembly: Govt Admits Grabbing of Cooperative Societies Properties



J&K Government Wednesday admitted that the land owned by Cooperative Marketing Societies, which have assets worth Crores of rupees, in the state has been encroached at many places.

Minister for Cooperatives, Chering Dorjay, said that 12 marlas land in Kulgam and Baramulla districts has been grabbed by the residents.

The minister said that a Cooperative building and land in Kupwara has been under the illegal occupation of police department since 2005 and the matter is sub-judice.

“In Kulgam, 4 marlas of land of Cooperative marketing society at Wanpoh, and in 8 marlas of land of Cooperative marketing Society Tangmarg in Baramulla district have been grabbed by the nearby residents,” Dorjey said.

The minister said the matter has been taken up with revenue authorities.

The minister was replying to a written question by PDP MLA from Wachi Advocate Aijaz Ahmad Mir in Lower House today in the on-going Budget session.

Dorjey said that 107 cooperative marketing societies exist in the 22 districts of the state were 374 employees work.

“Baramulla has highest number of cooperative societies at 10 with 45 employees working there, while Kathua has only 3 where three employees work,” he said.

In another question, the minister said that a committee had been constituted by the Government for proposing amendment to SRO 233 of 1988 and recommendations of the Committee are under review. (KNS)


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