148 Kanals of land were transferred in favour of the Prisons Department for the construction of a High-Security Prison in the district Kathua.
JAMMU â€” The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the New Delhi appointed Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, today approved the proposal of Revenue Department to transfer various parcels of land for public purposes.
Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisors to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.
AC approved the transfer of land measuring 63 Kanal 04 Marla in favour of the Higher Education Department for the construction of a new Government Degree College in village Firsal, District Kulgam.
The decision aims to provide quality higher education opportunities to students of the region and boost the employment of teaching and non-teaching staff through various recruiting agencies.
Moreover, approval was given to the transfer of land measuring 02 Kanal and 05 Marla in favour of the Health & Medical Education Department for the construction of a health centre at Jawaharpora in District Pulwama. Once completed, the institution will provide modern medical facilities to the people of the area.
The Administrative Council further approved the transfer of land measuring 05 Kanal in favour of the Revenue Department for construction of a police post at Newa at village Malawari, District Pulwama. The new police post in the local area will keep a check on illegal activities, security-related incidents, and will allow the police to respond to any law and order situation and natural disaster in a timely manner.
Another parcel of land measuring 148 Kanal situated in village Dambra, Tehsil Mahanpur, District Kathua was transferred in favour of Prisons Department for construction of High-Security Prison in the district along with the transfer of State land measuring 160 Kanal 04 Marla under situated at village Dambra, Tehsil Mahanpur, District Kathua as Shamlat Deh (Mehfooz Kahcharai) in lieu of the land proposed for High-Security Prison.
The construction of a High-Security Prison for lodging treasonous and insurgent criminals aims at meeting the security requirements of the region and strengthening national security. (GNS)
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