Odisha CM Naveen approves guidelines for creation of over 4,000 revenue villages

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved guidelines for creation of more than 4,000 revenue villages across the State.

A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office stated, “By not insisting upon reservation limit, the State will now create approximately 4,000 new villages which would benefit the people.

The following guidelines have  been approved by the Chief Minister:

  • The hamlet to be declared as new revenue village is to be located at more than half km from the mother revenue village with a population of 250 or more.
  • The hamlet to be declared as new revenue village lying within  half km from the mother village should have a population more than
  • Hamlet separated from mother village by a natural barrier can be reorganised as a new revenue village even if the population of the hamlet is less than 250
  • Reservation limit for Gochar and Communal land for creation of new revenue village out of existing mother village shall not be insisted  upon. However, residents of the newly carved out village shall still have access to existing Gochar and communal land situated in mother village. In other words, all communal as well as Gochar lands etc. shall be Common Property Resources(CPR) for both the villages.
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