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North-East land concern

IN DEMAND: Land is hard to come by in the North-East

*Waiting list stands at 63,234

*Over 20,000 seeking Tati siding plots

As one of the smallest districts in the country, at 5,960 square kilometres, North-East is faced with a daunting dilemma of availing land to the ever increasing number of inhabitants.

According to the Tati Land Board Chairman, Nixon Mogapi, the critical land shortage in his district dates back to the colonial era.

Mogapi revealed only 61 percent of the area is tribal land and the rest is free hold, which has been a hindrance in trying to allocate plots in the region, which contains 43 villages in total.

“It h...

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