The district administration of Bishnupur has formed three task forces for the conservation of agricultural and state land, in accordance with the Manipur Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2014, and Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms Act, 1960.
The District Level Task Force (DLTF) will be led by the deputy commissioner as the chairperson, and the additional DC and AC to DC will serve as the nodal officer and convenor, respectively.
The senior SP (Bishnupur), CEO-ZP, District Agriculture Officer (DAO), SDOs/BDOs, and all executive officers will be members of the task force.
The Sub-Divisional Level Task Force (SDLTF) will be headed by the SDO concerned as the chairman and nodal officer, while the SDC-HQ will be the convenor.
The BDO, SDPO, all circle SDCs in the sub-division, executive officers of all municipal councils in the sub-division, and agriculture EO of the circle will be members.
The Circle Level Task Force (CLTF) will be headed by the circle SDC as the chairperson and nodal officer, while the circle supervisor Kanungo will be the convenor.
All officers-in-charge of police stations in the circle, the agriculture official nominated by DAO, and Panchayat Secretaries concerned will be members of the task force.
The SDO/BDO/DAO will be responsible for nominating appropriate persons to be included in the Circle Level Task Force in the absence or vacancy of the post mentioned in the committee for their respective jurisdiction. They shall issue orders for detailing the officials for the respective committees.
The DLTF, SDLTF, and CLTF shall conduct field visits in their respective jurisdictions on a regular basis, which shall be at least once a week, and cause seizure of any machinery/equipment found being used for illegal conversion/reclamation of agricultural land and illegal encroachments on government lands.
The task forces shall also be responsible for the enforcement of the conservation of agricultural and State Land, which has been illegally reclaimed to the original condition as per the provisions of the MCPWA, 2014, and MLRL-RA, 1960.
The task force does not override other provisions of the two Acts. The task force committees constituted are purely a measure to strengthen the execution and positive efforts conducted under the provisions mentioned under the respective Acts, the order elaborated, while adding that the order shall remain in force until further notification or amendment is made by the district administration.