The residents living in the Koliwada areas of Mumbai, Thane and Palghar districts will get their names added on the property card aka 7/12 documents of the land, which is under the jurisdiction of the collector, announced Chandrakant Patil in the state assembly.
He announced, ‘Area of open land around Koliwada’s used for drying the fish cannot be used for any other commercial purposes’.
“According to rule 22 of Maharashtra Land Revenue Act 1996, open land nearby the Koliwada areas for the business of fishing like drying fish, drying the nets, repairing boats, building boats will be provided to the residents of Koliwada,” announced Chandrakant Patil.
MLA Ashish Shelar raised this question in the assembly as the plot lands near the Koliwada region have been seen utilising for several commercial purposes which are exploiting the coastal region and the business of the fishermen. The Koliwada land being under Collector’s Jurisdiction, it can be used any which way the authority, but after the lands are registered in the names of the owner i.e. the koliwada residents, the exploitation of the lands can be stopped.
“The lands of Koliwada and Gavthans are in the process of demarkation, which will help to add the residents name on the 7/12 documents of the land and notice to every Collector’s office will be produced so that the land reserved for the business of the fishermen won’t be used by the authority.”
– Chandrakant Patil answered to the question of Shelar.
Mumbai consists of 40 Koliwadas, out of which 36 koliwada lands are under the jurisdiction of the Collector. The revenue department has started setting the boundary limits of the Koliwada. Before introducing the New Developmental Plan of Mumbai, there was a need to settle down the land issues of Koliwada. The announcement of Koliwada lands to be registered in the name of the natives have paved a sigh of relief to around 2 lakh Koliwada residents.