Indian state to adopt satellite imaging to settle land disputes

Indian state to adopt satellite imaging to settle land disputes

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India, September 15, 2015: The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) in Uttar Pradesh has decided to adopt satellite imaging to settle land disputes along the 185-km-long corridor.

Farmers and agricultural land owners of around 30 villages located along the expressway are estimated to be benefited from this initiative.

In a letter from the state government, various agencies were directed to fix a cut-off date for capturing images of the constructions in the city and compare them with the imageries taken after a fixed duration of six months or one year and identify encroachments. The officials have been asked to take action against the defaulters on the basis of such markings.

Explaining the use of satellite imaging a senior authority official said “"If we find that a farmer had encroached upon notified government land after the decided date, the authority will record it as such and demolish them.”

Amit Gupta, managing director of Orris Infrastructure said, “Many development projects had to be put on hold or were disrupted because of farmers' agitations. The new policy will sort out the issue and bring mutual consent between the authority and farmers. It will also boost real estate in the region.”

Source: Times of India