Bhaktapur, Mar. 18: The government has distributed land ownership certificates to of 23 landless squatters at wards no 6 and 8 of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality in Bhaktapur district today.
At a programme organized by the Survey Office, Bhaktapur, Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation distributed the certificates to them.
On the occasion, Minister Shrestha shared that around 15,000 landless squatters have been provided with land ownership certificates since the government initiated distributing drive from Mahottari district some four months ago.
The government aims to provide a land ownership certificate to all the landless squatters within the next year.
Minister Shrestha shared that the government is going to make arrangements for employment to the family members of martyrs, Haliyas, Kamlahari as well as marginalized community making an arrangement of survey training from this week.
She further said that Land-related Act is in the final phase for the implementation in order to provide land to landless squatters and to manage unsystematic settlement.
Saying the incumbent government has been working in favour of the people, Bagmati province Assembly member Pratima Shrestha shared that the landless of the area got land ownership after years.
Secretary Ram Prasad Thapaliya, said that land ownership certificate distribution would be made effective, saying employees should help to make the government's campaign a success.
Deputy Director-General of Survey Department Sushil Dangol shared that land ownership certificates would be distributed to 456 people in Bhaktapur.
Chief District Officer of Bhaktapur, Rudra Devi Sharma, Deputy Mayor of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality, Anjana Devi Madhikarmi, Chief of Survey Office, Bhaktapur, Magnu Dutta, among others also expressed their views.