Master plans should be reviewed as per the prescribed provisions. If needed, services of expert agency could be taken in this connection. The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Bhupendra Singh gave these instructions while reviewing the activities of the Directorate of Town and Country Planning.

The Minister Singh that many cities have been expanded so much that the agricultural land prescribed in the master plan has come inside the cities. He said that farmers do not get benefit due to non-diversion of this land. Singh further mentioned that review of master plans will help farmers to get benefit. He said that a separate policy should also be made as regard to the use of agriculture land, so that farmers could derive benefit. It was informed in the meeting that claims and objections for Bhopal Master Plan have been invited by August 9, 2020.

Prepare plan to increase income of urban bodies

The Minister Singh said that a plan should be made to enhance the income of urban bodies. It is essential to make the bodies self-reliant. While lauding the provisions of land pooling, he said that this should be implemented in a better manner.

Online information about land use

The Commissioner Town & Country Planning Ajit Kumar informed that information about land use and development permission is being given online through web based application ALPASS in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur. In other 16 cities of the state, certificate of land use is being given online. GIS based development plan is being made, he added.

The Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Nitesh Vyas, Commissioner Urban Administration and Development Nikunj Kumar Shrivastava and other officers were present at the meeting.

Reviews preparations for election

The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Bhupendra Singh reviewed preparations pertaining to general elections of urban bodies. He said that along with the old urban bodies, work for delimitation and reservation of wards should be done within the stipulated time.


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