Yogi Government To Build Houses For Government Employees, Poor And Scribes On Land Freed From Mafia

Yogi Government To Build Houses For Government Employees, Poor And Scribes On Land Freed From Mafia

Lucknow, Oct 25 (TNA) The Yogi government plans to provide cheap accommodation to to its employees on the land that was freed from the possession of all the mafias like Mukhtar, Ateeq and Badan Singh Baddo, an official said on Monday.

Preparations have also been intensified to build shelters for the poor on the illegal 'havelis' of the mafias demolished by the government. CM Yog has directed the Housing Department to prepare a proposal for the scheme.

At a high-level meeting with the officials on Friday, CM Yogi reviewed the progress of the scheme. He has given instructions to the officers to prepare shelters for the poor at the earliest on the land vacated from the mafia across the state. He said that housing being the basic necessity, every family should get housing.

The government will build houses for the poor on the land freed from the possession of the mafia. The government will build affordable houses for Group C and D employees also, on the land that has been freed from mafioso.

There is also a plan to build affordable housing for journalists and lawyers on the freed land. The CM has directed the Housing Department to send a proposal soon in this regard.

According to the revenue department data, till August 15, about 62423.89 hectares i.e. more than 1,54,249 acres of land has been freed. Along with this, the Revenue Department has sent 187 land mafia to jail while marking 2464 encroachers and 4407 FIRs have been lodged by registering 22,992 revenue suits, 857 civil suits.

It is worth mentioning that for the first time in the state, the state government has vacated more than one and a half lakh acres of land worth Rs over 1850 crore, both government and private.

After assuming the charge of the state in 2017, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had ordered a crackdown against the land mafia. After which the action was started by forming a four-tier Anti Land Mafia Task Force in the state.

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