India Real Estate Top

The importance of Khata in Bangalore

You would have commonly come across the term ‘Khata’ if you are a homebuyer in Bangalore. Well, Khata is nothing but an account with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) which records property details such as size, location and built-up area and accordingly assesses the property tax that the owner is liable to pay. It is known to be available in two types – A Khata and B Khata. The Khata issued by BBMP is called ‘A’ Khata. It is a legitimate proof of the ownership of the

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India Opinion Social Issues Top

Point to be noted – Northeast India is a part of India!

Yes you heard me right. Northeast India is a part of India! I am equally sad to make this statement. But some Indians have conveniently gotten away with geography classes in their school days. They very proudly recognize themselves as Indians, but the Northeast Indians as Chinese. Well, how about calling yourselves as central, western, northern and southern Indians and them as Indians? But wait, why this distinction in the first place? How can someone

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India Opinion Real Estate Top

Consumer perspective on the Land Acquisition Bill

The Land Acquisition Resettlement and Rehabilitation (LARR) Bill – 2011, has been a point of discussion for a long time now. There were several glitches reported in the 120 year old Land Acquisition Act 1894. Here’s an analysis of the major concerns with the original colonial version of the act and the amendments made under LARR as a corrective measure. Owner’s consent – The original bill does not take into account the owner’s consent for

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India Infrastructure Real Estate Top

Understanding the Land Pooling Policy

Planning residential urban spaces with requisite physical infrastructures is becoming a daunting task for urban planners these days. Dwarka Expressway in Gurgaon is a classic example of failed co-ordination between the public and private infrastructure planners. So, is there a solution? Well, to solve the issue of mis-management, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had come up with the Land Pooling Policy, which they plan to implement soon. But do you, as a consumer, understand this

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