Uttarakhand: Buying land in the state becomes expensive, circle rate hiked by 15%

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Abstract
Use of GIS mapping for the first time to remove discrepancy in agricultural and non-agricultural land rates

Buying land in Uttarakhand has become expensive. The state government has increased the circle rates of agriculture and agricultural land by an average of 15 percent. Circle rates of land have been increased by 10 percent in about 60 to 70 percent of the area of ​​the state. The new rates have been fixed to address the disparity of circle rates in the remaining areas.

Circle rates of agricultural land have increased in most areas in Nainital and Pauri districts. There are also two areas of Pauri district where there are increase in circle rates from 700 to 800 percent and 1158 areas where there is an increase of 150 to 200 percent. Similarly, in 65 areas of Nainital district, the circle rates of agricultural land were increased from 200 to 250 percent.

The proposal submitted by the Stamp and Registration Department was approved in the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday. Government spokesperson Madan Kaushik said that GIS mapping was used for the first time in the cabinet to correct discrepancies in the circle rates of land.

He said that this led to an attempt to equate the difference in rates in the same area in spite of similar conditions and the rates were increased on the same basis in areas where industrial and commercial activities have changed. The meeting was also attended by cabinet ministers Satpal Maharaj and Subodh Uniyal.

Average Circle Rates of Non-Agricultural Land
20 percent area is where circle rates were increased from 0 to 5 percent
24.4 percent area is where circle rates increased by 6-10 percent
Circle rates increased from 11 to 15 percent in 12.86 percent area

Average Circle Rates of Agricultural Land
23.8 percent area where increase from one to five percent
37.8 percent area where circle rates increased by 6-10 percent
8.25 percent area where circle rates have increased from 11 to 15 percent

These decisions were also made
Pokland and JCB will be used in river training
Pokland and JCB will also be used for river training in rivers, reservoirs and canals. The state cabinet approved the proposal to amend the river training policy of the ghost and miners unit. Under the proposal, now four months will be allowed for river training instead of two months.

Mining leasing will get extension on interrupted period
In mining areas where there is no fault of the lease and he has not been able to start the work on lease within the stipulated period of five years due to court-related litigation or other reasons, then the interrupted period can be extended. The cabinet has approved amendments to the sub-mineral policy.

Pauri and Nainital districts become the most expensive agricultural land
Based on the possibilities of infrastructure development in the state and the current market price, the government has increased the circle rates of agriculture and agricultural land in 13 districts. Due to this, buying land in the state has become expensive. At the same time, the government’s revenue will increase with the sale of land. Pauri and Nainital district have increased the circle rates of agricultural and non-agricultural land the most.

Circle rates of agricultural land were increased in 3611 areas in Pauri and 1267 in Nainital. Similarly, the rate of agricultural land was increased in 3873 areas in Pauri and 1267 in Nainital. Circle rates of agricultural land were increased in a total of 1668 areas of Pithoragarh. It has increased rates by 15 to 20 percent in 1368 areas.

To increase the circle rates in the state, the cabinet has approved the stamp and registration department after the homework going on for the last several months. In 13 districts of the state, circle rates of agricultural land were increased in 19127 areas and agricultural land in 20185 areas. Circle rates were increased in most areas of Pauri and Nainital districts as compared to other districts. Circle rates were increased from 25 to 30 percent of agricultural land in 1609 areas of Pauri, 150 to 200 percent in 1158 areas, 300 to 400 percent in 20 areas and 700 to 800 percent in two areas.

Rates increased from 100 to 150 in 85 areas of Nainital district, 150 to 200 in 65 areas and 200 to 250 percent in 65 areas in agricultural land. Uttarkashi district ranks third in raising circle rates. Here, the agricultural rates were increased in 1248 areas of agricultural land and in 1248 areas. In this, rates were increased from 10 to 15 percent in 346 areas and 15 to 20 percent in 311 cities and 50 to 55 percent in 20 areas.

Circle rates of agricultural land in 758 areas of Champawat district were increased by 5 to 20 percent. Rates of agricultural land were increased from 20 to 25 percent in 1013 areas of Udham Singh Nagar. Agricultural land rates have been increased by five percent in 1790 areas of Tehri district, up to 10 percent in 179 cities.

This is how the government gets revenue

The government sets the circle rate for the purchase and sale of land every year. If a person buys land, he has to pay five percent of the price of the land as stamp duty. At the same time, registration fee of two percent or maximum of 25 thousand rupees has to be paid separately. In the year 2018-19, the government has received an income of 1135 crore from stamps and registry fees.

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