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JDA demolishes structures in unauthorized colonies at Nangal Salempur & Pratapura
Strict action to be ensured against illegal colonization in Jalandhar-JDA Chief
Jalandhar, January 20, 2023: Cracking down heavily on the illegal colonies and encroachments in the district, the Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA) today carried out a demolition drive in villages Nangal Salempur and Pratapura wherein illegal building structures have been razed down by the authority.
Giving more information, Chief Administrator Jalandhar Development Authority Deepshikha Sharma said that the JDA would not allow any kind of activity in unauthorized colonies and strict action would be ensured against the violators.
She further mentioned that the authority had received as many as 330 applications under the regularization policy of which 43 were transferred to Municipal Corporation Jalandhar while NOCs were issued to 24 applicants by the JDA.
The Chief Administrator also said that the JDA has rejected the regularization applications of as many as 254 colonies on account of not fulfilling the norms laid down under the regularization policy of the state government. FIRs have also been recommended against 217 colonizers/promoters under PAPRA Act.
Likewise, the department has also identified 48 colonies that have been developed illegally and police action has also been initiated against their promoters.
She reiterated that a zero-tolerance policy has been adopted by the department against unauthorized colonization, therefore stern action would be initiated against those backing such illegal activities.
She asserted that JDA would leave no stone unturned to rein in the practice of unauthorized colonization in the district as a crackdown against such activities has already been launched by the authority.
She again asserted that the unauthorized colonies not only caused huge losses to the state exchequer but also inflicted fraud on the people as residents of these colonies suffer problems due to the lack of basic infrastructures like electricity, road, drinking water, and sewerage system among others.
Notably, the list of rejected and approved colonies is available for the general public at the website of JDA i.e. www.jda.gov.in