JK admin allots land to Hindu temple trust @ Rs 10 per kanal rent

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The administration has alloted nearly 500 kanals of its land to the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD) charitable trust on lease for a period of forty years for building of a temple at Rupees 10 per Kanal rent.

According to an official handout, the allotment of 496 kanal, 17 marla land was approved by the Administrative Council (AC) which met in Jammu under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday.

As per the handout, the proposed allied infrastructure to be built at the site includes a pilgrim amenities complex, a ‘vedapathshala’, a meditation centre, office, residential quarters and parking adding that in future, there would also be medical and educational facilities in the premises.

Earlier this month, the council, headed by Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, approved a proposal to allot land on Sidhra bypass along Srinagar-Pathankot highway to the TTD for building a temple and its allied infrastructure on 40-year lease.
“Sanction is hereby accorded to the grant of state land measuring 496 kanal 17 malra (62.02 acres) at village Majeen, Jammu, in favour of TTD for building of temple and its allied infrastructures, pilgrim amenities complex, vedapatasala, spiritual, meditation centre, office, residential quarters, parking, etc on lease basis for a period of 40 years from the date of taking over the possession,” an order stated.

The order issued by the principal secretary to the government, revenue department, Shaleen Kabra stated the land is granted on payment of nominal ground rent of Rs 10 per kanal per annum without charge of any premium subject to the condition that the land would be used only for the purpose for which it is granted.

While approving the proposal, the Jammu and Kashmir government said there would be medical and educational facilities also in the campus in the future.

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