If you are planning to buy a site in a layout in and around Bengaluru, you must check out for its legality before proceeding.
The Karnataka government had issued notices to realtors who have formed layouts without any government approval. As per the Karnataka land reforms, any agricultural land must be converted into non-agricultural land if it is to be used for non-agricultural purposes.
Mr. Kagodu Thimmappa, the revenue minister under the Karnataka government highlighted the issue of the formation of illegal layouts and stated that these illegal layouts are mainly developed in five taluks in Bengaluru Urban district, including Anekal, Bengaluru North, Bengaluru-North (Additional), Bengaluru East and Bengaluru South.
As per Mr. Shankar V, the deputy commissioner of Bengaluru, the illegal layouts have been developed in more than 6,000 acres of land and the administration has taken action against developers who had encroached government's land. The Panchayats have been directed not to entertain these types of illegal activities in their respective jurisdictions.
As per the officer, Anekal taluk is positioned at the top when illegal layouts are considered. Here, many layouts have been developed in areas positioned under the green belt. The officer also advised the planning authorities in the city to take action against the developers building illegal layouts and selling them to the people who are unaware of these frauds.
A committee of 15 members headed by the additional chief secretary of the urban development department is set up to study about illegal layouts in the city. The committee has already sought information regarding the issue from various departments like stamps and registration, revenue, town-planning and others.
According to an IAS officer, who is the member of the committee, there will be many discussions on the issue and a lot of amendments will be done in the legislative rules to stop the development of these kinds of layouts.
It is to be noted that there are over 2,500 illegal layouts in Bengaluru Urban district.
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Do you have any update on Karnataka Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act. Can anyone update the status. Will the act support's ready property also? which authority is monitoring presently for real estate trasaction. I guess many states have concluded real estate bill -rules.
Dear Vilas , go through the below url http://www.apnarera.com/rera-karnataka.php
High time !!! Implement RERA act in our Kannada state .... We are far behind from other states like Maharashtra , Orissa, Gujarat ,Kerala...etc ..WAKE UP!!! We need transparency in real-estate dealings.