Shimla, Apr 28 : Himachal Pradesh Government proposes to charge five per cent of the latest highest market value of the land leases or double the average market value of five years, whichever is less, from Ex-Servicemen, War Widows, IRDP families, unemployed youth and handicapped persons for setting up of Petrol Pump and other self-employment ventures.
This was decided in the Cabinet Sub Committee meeting held here today under the Chairmanship of Thakur Gulab Singh, PWD & Revenue Minister to study the purposed amendment in Himachal Pradesh Lease Rules-1993.
Mr Gulab Singh said that in order to ensure optimum use of land, the lessee should have to submit an affidavit in support of use of land for the purpose it had been leased.
He said that if the lessee failed to take possession of the land within six months of the execution of the lease, the same would be cancelled.
He said that in no case the possession of the land would be handed over without execution of the lease deed.
He said that no Government land would be granted where suitable private land is readily available for the purpose for which the lease have been applied.
The Revenue Minister said that the companies willing to set up hydel projects, tourism units or industrial establishments in the State would be provided land on lease at the rate of 18 per cent of the latest highest market value of the land leased or double the average market value of five years, whichever is higher.
He said that land would be leased to societies of any charitable, literary and scientific purpose registered under Societies Registration Act-1860 at the rate of eight per cent of the latest highest market value of the land leased or double the average market value of five year which every is less.