Minister Shrestha pledges to make land management services more convenient and transparent – myRepublica

KATHMANDU, April 13: The Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation will mark the centenary of the first registration of land records in the country for three days from today by organizing various programs.

A special program is to be held at the Rastriya Sabha Griha (Town Hall) tomorrow. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will also be present at the event. All land reform and land revenue services under the Directorate of Land Development and Archives and the Directorate of Cadastre will provide information on the latest reforms carried out to date in the land administration sector.

Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Shashi Shrestha, shared at a press conference here today that land-related services were delivered from 126 offices across the country. She said efforts are underway to make these services convenient, streamlined and transparent.

The Minister indicated that the necessary plan and programs have been developed to implement the land use policy and the law to control the fragmentation and parcelling of cultivable land and to make land management works more efficient.

She said 106 landless families from Dalit community in Mushahar settlement in Dudhauli, Sindhuli district have been given plots of land. The ministry is also planning to set up additional land management offices in Rukum, Banke, Mahottari and Dadeldhura.

The first land title registration was passed on 1 Baisakh 1979 BS in the country, the ministry said.