Changes based on scientific process
JK News Today
JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 23: On the directions of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha and under the supervision of Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, the department of Revenue today ordered changes in record of rights in respect of Village Birpur of Samba District.
The changes pertain to the delineation and demarcation of land which do not form part of any water course or source but have been recorded as Gair Mumkin Khad, Gair Mumkin Darya, Gair Mumkin Nallah etc in revenue records.
The issue of delineation and demarcation of these areas has been a long pending demand of the people.
Speaking on the issue, officials of Revenue department said that the process has been set in motion and various areas are currently in consideration for delineation and demarcation.
As per and order issued by Revenue department, 4150 Kanals and 04 marlas of land in Khasra No. 1734 in Village Birpur have been recorded as Gair Mumkin Khad.
A detailed study conducted by the Revenue authorities and Irrigation and Flood Control Department and based on spot verification by the Deputy Commissioner and a technical report by the department, flood risk zone maps for the said village has been prepared. Accepting the recommendation of the committees set up for delineation and demarcation, the Government has ordered that 3278.25 kanals of land shall be recorded as ‘Banjar Qadeem’.
The delineation / demarcation exercise has been conducted in a scientific manner, ensuring robustness and due diligence. Using drone flying and GIS mapping, Digital Terrain Model/Digital Elevation Model of the catchment area of Ballol Nallah was prepared. Based on input data of land use land cover and highest observed discharge, hydrological modelling study was conducted and Flood Risk zone maps for varying return periods were prepared which were then used to demarcate the width of Balol Nallah.
The combined results were used for delineating and demarcating the land. Various specialized agencies including Irrigation and Flood Control Department, Directorate of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing and National Institute of Hydrology Centre, Jammu were consulted during the process.
It is pertinent to mention that the issue of delineation and demarcation of lands which do not form part of any water course or source but have been recorded as Gair Mumkin Khad, Gair Mumkin Darya, Gair Mumkin Nallah etc in Revenue records has been a long pending issue. The Government had set up a three-tier committee for delineation and demarcation of the said areas.