NLHDA criticises government move

KATHMANDU: Nepal Land and Housing Developers’ Association (NLHDA) has criticised the government’s move to prohibit the plotting of arable land.

Issuing a press statement, NLHDA said that such a decision of the government has violated the right of housing and real estate entrepreneurs to run their businesses and also breached the right of individual citizens to decide the fate of their own property.

Citing that the volume of arable land in the country is declining in recent years leaving negative impact on agricultural production, the Ministry of Land Reforms last week announced that plotting of arable land without receiving prior permission from government had been restricted.

As per NLHDA, this decision will directly affect various real estate entrepreneurs who have been doing their business legally by taking the planning permit from the government.

Meanwhile, NLHDA has also submitted a memorandum to Minister for Land Reforms Gopal Dahit, urging him to revisit the decision of the government.