Chandigarh, March 5, 2022: In order to resolve border disputes with other states the State Government will install Pillars across the state borders of Haryana. The work of installing pillars has already been started from Panipat district.
This information was given by the Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Dushyant Chautala in response to a question asked by a member of the House during the budget session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today.
He said that Haryana shares borders with Punjab, Delhi, UP, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, where sometimes there are mutual disputes between people regarding their land boundaries, for the resolution of these, the state government has taken decision to install pillars on the borders of the state. He apprised the House that the process of installing pillars on Haryana-UP border has been started in Panipat. In this, a target has been set to install five reference pillars, 91 sub-reference pillars and 2,423 boundary pillars in a year.
On the matter of border dispute between the two states Deputy Chief Minister, Dushyant Chautala mentioned that an act namely ‘Haryana and Uttar Pradesh (Change of Border) Act, 1979’ was notified by the Government of India through ‘Act No. 31 of 1979’. According to the provisions of this act, ‘Dixit Award’ was passed by the Government of India and boundary pillars were established between the borders in both the states with the help of Survey of India. Due to the flow of river Yamuna and with time, the boundaries have been washed away.
He also informed that in this matter a meeting was held between the Chief Ministers of both the states in Lucknow on December 14, 2019 and between the officers of both the states on January 9, 2020 in Chandigarh. This matter is being taken up with Survey of India for land demarcation.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that as far as the land of the villages situated 42 km along the Yamuna river from Rana Majra to village Simbalgarh in Samalkha Assembly Constituency is concerned, it is ‘Shamlat Deh’ in the revenue records, so as per law the villagers even after having possession and girdawari, it is not possible to make entries of ownership in their names in the revenue records.
When the member of the House alleged that there were irregularities in the said land in the year 2012, Dushyant Chautala said that if the members of the House demand, then an inquiry can be conducted in this regard.