K’tka launches new digital agri land conversion service
- Karnataka on 20th Feb launched a service that allows agricultural landowners to have their land converted for non-agricultural use in a hassle-free, online system.
- This affidavit-based land conversion system will significantly cut delays in the process
How does it works?
- Under the online system, applicants need to submit the latest record of rights, tenancy and crops (RTC), a copy of the mutation record, an 11E sketch (only if there are multiple landowners) and an aidavit on a Rs 200 stamp paper.
- Once the application is filed online, it goes to the departments concerned.
- The time limit for the conversion process is now fixed at 60 days
- In the new system, citizens can generate an affidavit online by visiting landrecords.karnataka.gov.in/citizenportal and fill up the required information.
- The applicant will have to print the affidavit on a Rs 200 stamp paper and notarize it.
- The notarized affidavit can be scanned and uploaded on the portal. The application will be routed electronically to all concerned departments for their opinion, for which a 30-day time limit has been fixed
- If the departments failed to submit their opinion within this time frame, the application will be processed for land conversion on the presumption that there is no objection.
- The deputy commissioner, after collecting the required fee from the applicant, issues a digitallysigned land conversion order or endorsement within 60 days from the day the application is filed.
Why was it needed?
- Converting agricultural land for the non-agricultural purpose had several problems, including lack of transparency, and it took anywhere between six months to one year.
- Citizens were also required to submit 20-25 documents such as no-objection certificates from various departments and agencies
Hubballi–Dharwad wins ‘CITIIS Challenge’
- Having won the ‘CITIIS Challenge’, Hubballi–Dharwad is all set to get an additional funding of Rs. 80 crore from the Union government for its ‘Green Mobility Corridor’ project which involves development of a bicycle corridor along with development of a storm-water drain.
- The Union government had announced the ‘Cities Investment to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) Challenge’ in July 2018 to identify top 15 projects from 100 cities chosen under the Smart City Mission.
- Among the seven smart cities in Karnataka, Davangere and Hubballi-Dharwad had participated in the contest by sending their projects.
- In all, 67 project proposals were received by the Centre from 36 smart cities on the four themes of the challenge. An eminent jury comprising of nine experts evaluated the proposals and the Green Mobility Corridor project of Hubballi-Dharwad was chosen for additional funding under the sustainable mobility category.
- The project is aimed at building a dedicate bicycle corridor along the banks of a storm-water drain that stretches for around 8.5 km in Hubballi and is presently fed by discharge from Unakal lake. The project is estimated to cost around Rs. 130 crore. Under the project, it has been proposed to construct multi-arched check dams with walkway and cycle tracks with canopy.
Aims of the project
- The project is aimed at transformation of the city backyard by providing better connectivity, waterfront development and involves construction and redevelopment of 17 bridges and crossovers.
- Environmental and social assessment form and endorsement of the State government for sharing the repayment of AFD loan with the Union government in 50:50 ratio had been submitted.
- Rs. 50 crore had been allocated for ‘Nala development’ in two projects and the same would be utilised for meeting the remaining project cost of the Rs. 130-crore project.
- The project was designed by considering the larger picture of development of the city and to make it a model one for the country. And now that the project has been chosen under CITIIS Challenge; it would be a unique green corridor
Aero India Aims To Put Nation On Global Map
- The 12th edition of Asia’s premier air show ‘Aero India-2019’ began at Yelahanka air force station in Bengaluru with 61 metal birds, including HAL’s indigenous products Light Combat Aircraft Tejas all set to roar in the city skies.
- The five-day long biennial event, which will showcase India’s air defence prowess, will also act as a platform for aviation companies, the defence sector and government to forge new alliances and contracts.
- However, the death of a pilot from Indian Air Force’s aerobatic team Surya Kiran during a rehersal on Tuesday has cast its shadow on the show.
- Besides the Tejas, the HTT-40 (Basic Trainer Aircraft), first indigenously upgraded Hawk Mk132- named as Hawk-i, Civil Do-228, Advanced Light Helicopter (Rudra), Light Utility Helicopter (LUH),Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) are scheduled to fly in the air show.
Rafale steals the show
- Rafale steals the show at Aero India Bengaluru’s skies dazzled with somersaults and stunts by the metal birds, which also paid tributes to the Surya Kiran aircraft pilot killed in a mishap.
- Political row hit Rafale jet was the cynosure of all eyes as the breathtaking display of manoeuvres by military aircraft and the aerobatic team cast a spell at Aero India, Asia’s premier air show
- The city’s skies dazzled with somersaults and stunts by the metal birds, which also paid tributes to the Surya Kiran aircraft pilot killed in a mishap during rehearsal on Tuesday.
- The might of the Rafale jet was in full flow as it roared into the skies at the Yelahanka air base, the venue for the event, giving a dazzling display with breathtaking manoeuvres.
- The Rafale aircraft flew at low speed to pay tribute to Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi who died in a mid-air collision between two aircraft of IAF’s aerobatics team ‘Surya Kiran” during rehearsal on Tuesday.
- Three Rafale jets have landed in Bengaluru for Aero India- two for flying and one on static display.
- Rafale has been participating in the Aero India shows since 2011.
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