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The land scheme is reserved only for domiciles: J&K administration

Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: TH

 Context: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor’s administration has announced that the land reserved for the landless scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) will be exclusively available to domiciles of the Union Territory.

  • A person will be considered landless if they are a resident of J&K and lack land in their name or their family’s name, not eligible to inherit a specific amount of land.
  • The state land will be leased to landless beneficiaries under PMAY (G)/Awas plus of the Rural Development Department. Lease payment includes a token amount and nominal rent.
  • The lease will be for 40 years, extendable for another 40, but failure to build a house within two years leads to lease cancellation.