UP Govt to Set up Task Force to Take on Land Mafia, Encroachers

The state also ordered a probe into the distribution of ration cards issued by former UP government.

The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government will work towards constituting a task force to put a halt on illegal possession of government land.

In a crackdown against land mafia, it has also decided on creating a three-level task force to take appropriate action against them.

These measures come after the state ordered a probe into the distribution of ration cards issued by former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s government.

They also recalled around 80 lakh ration cards and ordered a fresh survey of families living Below Poverty Line.

The new Aadhaar-linked ration cards will be revamped with silicon chips and barcodes. Till the new cards are made available, the beneficiaries will be provided with paper slips to purchase ration.

(With inputs from ANI)