GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 198
TO BE ANSWERED ON 23. 2. 2011
PREVENTING ENCROACHMENT OF DEFENCE LAND
198. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state the steps being taken by the Government/ Defence Services to prevent any encroachment, private capture or illegal sale of Defence land?
(SHRI A.K. ANTONY)
MINISTER OF DEFENCE
Action for removal of encroachments is taken under the provisions of Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants), Act, 1971 as well as under the Cantonments Act, 2006. Detailed instructions emphasizing the need for ensuring vigilance, detection and prevention of new encroachments have been issued by the Ministry. The process of detection and removal of the encroachments is a continuing exercise.
In order to prevent private capture of illegal sale of defence land, steps have been initiated to streamline proper management of Defence land and its protection. Two projects one on Computerisation of land records and the other on Survey of Defence Land using modern technology have been sanctioned recently. Both projects are to be carried out in time- bound manner.