MCG begins land survey to take over 39 villages

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Gurgaon: MCG has initiated a survey of gram panchayat land in the 39 villages its plans to take over. Officials said the survey aims at identifying land for developing schools, hospitals, health centres and other institutions in the villages.
“We are doing a survey of the gram panchayat land in the villages so that proper planning for setting up institutions and public amenities can be done well in advance. The proposal for the takeover of villages has already been sent to the state government and it will be taken up at the next cabinet meeting,” MCG commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh told TOI.
MCG is also planning to add manpower to look after the villages once the takeover is complete. “We are also preparing a case for sanctioning of new posts to look after these new areas that are coming up. We will require machinery and more officers to manage these new areas,” Singh said.
The civic body has already got in-principle approval to the proposal of taking over 39 villages, including Shikohpur, Dhankot, Bajghera, Ullawas, Berampur, Bhondsi, Wazirpur, Sikanderpur and Daultabad. According to estimates, MCG is likely to generate a revenue of Rs 97.5 crore every year if these villages are taken over by the civic body. TOI has already reported that the panchayat heads of these villages are not in favour of the takeover.

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