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Maharashtra government plans to hold meeting on leased land issue in a month

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 6:40am IST | Agency: dna

The state government said on Monday that it would soon hold a meeting of MLAs and officials to discuss the policy on leased plots.

The meeting would be held within a month and will look at aspects such as renewal of the lease and the misuse of these plots, Uday Samant, minister of state for urban development told the state legislature.

There are a total 4,176 leased plots in Mumbai and 3,995 of them are with the municipal corporation. Some have also been sub-leased by the civic body.

In cases where the lease has expired, only 21 have given an undertaking as per the revised norms and renewed the lease. In eight cases, the new policy has been challenged in court.

Raising the issue in the house, Bala Nandgaonkar, MNS legislator said the government must look at plots given for police housing.

Mangal Prabhat Lodha of the BJP argued for higher FSI for plots given on lease for chawls accommodation.

Whereas, Congress MLA Ashok Jadhav demanded that those who did not adhere to the norms of usage must forfeit the plots immediately.

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