“Land service management is more transparent” – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

KATHMANDU, APRIL 13

The Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation is set to mark the centenary of the first registration of land records in the country for three days from today with various programs.

A special program will be held at Rastriya Sabha Griha (Town Hall) tomorrow. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will also be present at the event.

All land reform and land revenue services under the Directorate of Land Development and Archives and the Directorate of Cadastre will provide information on the latest reforms carried out to date in the land administration sector.

Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Minister Shashi Shrestha told a press conference here today that land-related services were being provided from 126 offices across the country. She said efforts are underway to make these services convenient, streamlined and transparent.

The Minister of Land Management said that the necessary plan and programs have been formulated for the implementation of the Land Use Policy Act to control the fragmentation and layout of cultivable land and to make land management works more efficient.

She said 106 landless families from Dalit community in Mushahar settlement in Dudhauli, Sindhuli district had been given plots of land.

The ministry is also planning to set up additional land management offices in Rukum, Banke, Mahottari and Dadeldhura.

The first registration of land titles was passed on April 13, 1922 in the country, the ministry said.

A version of this article appears in the April 14, 2022 printing of The Himalayan Times

Gregory M. Roy