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Border fencing affects cultivation in 919 acres in JK

india Updated: Apr 01, 2010 15:50 IST

Fencing along the Indo-Pak border has affected cultivation in 919 acres of land in Jammu and Kashmir, the state Assembly was informed on Thursday.

Replying to a call attention motion, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said "about 919 acres of agricultural land lying between fencing and zero line along the border has become inaccessible for the cultivation."

"Of it, 81 acres has been given for fencing in Bishnah tehsil of Jammu district, but the land has so far not been acquired by the security forces," he said.

The minister, however, said "the matter has been taken up with the centre. All the land will be acquired and compensation will be paid to the land owners," he added.

He said "it was also decided that the land owners will be paid rent for the land as per the provisions of JK Requisition and Acquisition of Immovable Property Act from the date when they were unable to utilise the land till it would be finally acquired."

Sagar said "acquisition proceedings will be initiated once the necessary indents are placed by BSF with the collectors concerned."