Jamma land row: A.K. Subbaiah not happy with the new Bill
Former MLC A.K. Subbaiah (in picture above) has opined that the Jamma Bane land issue in Kodagu is yet to be resolved completely even after the recent passage of a Bill in the Karnataka Assembly.
The Assembly had passed the Karnataka Land Revenue (Third Amendment) Bill, 2011, to resolve the contentious Jamma issue.
Addressing a news conference at Madikeri on Tuesday, Mr Subbaiah, who is also a legal expert, said: “The amendment does not speak of ‘Sagu Bane’ and tree ownership rights.”
He said the amendment had brought non-agriculture Jamma Bane land under the purview of revenue. Now the government has to fix tax on Jamma Bane land. “This will check the harassment of land owners by the officials. The officials have a greater responsibility in fixing the revenue for Jamma Bane land,” he added.
Mr Subbaiah claimed that he had submitted a detailed note on the issue to Speaker K. G. Bopaiah. He said: “If it was implemented fully, then all the problems would have been solved. I would have felicitated Bopaiah in public.”
Meanwhile, Mr Bopaiah stated that the proposed amendments will bring Jamma Bane lands in Kodagu under the Karnataka Land Revenue Act and the land owners will be getting the ownership of the land.
The Karnataka Land Revenue (Third Ammendment) Bill 2011 has been sent to the Governor for approval.