In a first, cen­tral govt mea­sures its land to gen­er­ate ex­tra rev­enue

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Moushumi Das Gupta moushumi.gupta@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The cen­tral govern­ment is try­ing to find out just how much land it owns so that idle tracts can be put to work to gen­er­ate rev­enues. It’s early days for the mam­moth ex­er­cise, but ini­tial data show 31 of 52 cen­tral min­istries to­gether own 16,701 sq. km of land, or 11 times the size of Delhi. This ex­cludes big land-own­ing min­istries, such as the rail­ways and de­fence, which are yet to pro­vide data. The Prime Min­is­ter’s Of­fice is mon­i­tor­ing the project, which will be com­plete by early next year.

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