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Fresh survey of colonies on forest land

delhi Updated: Jan 10, 2013 00:56 IST
Neelam Pandey

Even though the Delhi government on Saturday announced that colonies on forest areas would be regularised, it is yet to frame a proposal for notifying such land.

Sources said a survey of village areas adjoining forest land is already underway to demarcate the unauthorised colonies that have come up on such areas. Despite a survey on 10 villages being completed, surveyors are facing problems in getting information about six villages as records are not readily available.

"No proposal of de-notifying forest land has been made so far even as announcements of regularising colonies on forest land have been made," said a senior Delhi government official.

Officials said that in case a colony is on the Ridge area, the government will have to seek permission from the Supreme Court as well.

A meeting was held on Wednesday, where urban development minister Arvinder Singh directed the revenue department to start a new survey of villages in south and north Delhi.