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#1 Jun 23rd, 2006, 21:02
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Hi Indiamikers,
i came across this exciting news a couple of days back which stated that now non-himachalis can buy,own and resell property in himachal;earlier only a person of himachal domicile had the privilage to do that.one hand this news is a dream come true for us nature lovers who can own a cottage in the salubrious environs of himachal but on the other hand,it might lead to haphazard urbanization of the pristine landscape with ugly concrete structure jutting out of from everywhere.let's hope himachal maintains its fragile ecosystem and not let the onslaught destroy its beauty.
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Should make it clear that non-himachalis does not mean non-Indians.
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Originally Posted by rishabh6296 Hi Indiamikers,
i came across this exciting news a couple of days back which stated that now non-himachalis can buy,own and resell property in himachal;earlier only a person of himachal domicile had the privilage to do that.one hand this news is a dream come true for us nature lovers who can own a cottage in the salubrious environs of himachal but on the other hand,it might lead to haphazard urbanization of the pristine landscape with ugly concrete structure jutting out of from everywhere.let's hope himachal maintains its fragile ecosystem and not let the onslaught destroy its beauty.
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Hi Rishabh , Sorry to burst your bubble a wee bit but its not exactly what you think it is as far as owning property in Himachal goes . It states that you can buy property in areas where the land is under the non agricultural zone . Also its done mostly so that builders can develop high rises and screw up the area . As a Himachali I am very against the idea to open it up for outsiders unless its done with strict guidelines that are followed regarding design, structure, mateerial used, etc .

So if you are wanting to buy land beyond Simla , you still can't as 99% of the land is agricultural and still is not for sale. I wud be a millionaire if they opened up agricultural land for sale .. but I dont want it to !!!!

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not so fast my friend khaadu...just wait till the land mafia sets up shop....

that non-agricultural rule is there in maharashtra too but entire villages in a seagull flying distance [if there are birds left] of bombay have been done in by land sharks...1000s of acres are in surrounding villages...all the way till pune! there are plenty of ways to circumvent that agricultural criteria

ahem.............millionaire in earth ? shady politicians, mafia and conglomerates prolly might make you one in heaven for sure..
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Originally Posted by khaadu75 As a Himachali I am very against the idea to open it up for outsiders unless its done with strict guidelines that are followed regarding design, structure, mateerial used, etc
yeah!..we dont live in switzerland or england where they have four possible/allowable architectural styles..victorian, georgian, edwardian or forget the fourth..or sir norm foster?

i am going to say those three little words 'this is india'...while i very much agree with some of your sentiments, unfortunately those are not going to happen...see if you can talk to your local politicians about it..and the builders! you could hire charles correa or hafeez contractor [a cool architect from bombay] as your state land planner? if HP can do it putting down the design styles, materials and what not..if HP can do some zonal planning..(which is lacking in all our land)..more power to you!..yeah halt that relentless march of the concrete!

the law itself was discriminatory towards other indians..and living in the same country, if you as a himachal resident can buy land in maharashtra, so should a maharashtrian be allowed to buy in himachal or kashmir or some in the northeast.

the whole question of non-indians getting in the game...yes i prolly will be against that...just because the purchasing power of such folks is way high compared to locals...and each country out there has to protect its citizens at some point?..shouldnt it?
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It begins with peace and beauty...

Why must see, almost every day, more evidence that India is not interested in its environment.

Maybe you should take up politics in India GC? But it would, I guess be an impossible struggle.
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its all population and corruption...way too many people and no leadership! no vision, no planning and a loss of integrity..

i dont know if i want to enter politics nick..my inclinations are at the moment towards a dictatorship...benevolent if you will.

the earth will react to all this. this wanton march and sprawl.. shimla will slide down the hill, tehri will open its mouths............mmmmm as i sit above the san andreas on a picture perfect day, blue skies, blue waters.., who knows when that is going to exhale?

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an interesting thread.h.p. has restrictions,maharashtra has these too.
what about all the himachalis settled in the punjab with ALL the rights !it seems to be that the punjab is the only state in india where any tom,dick or harry can come in and has instantly all the rights!!!!!
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Non Indians can buy property in Himachal. Its a real hoo haa with red tape, but it is tecnically possible. I know someone that managed it.

I sympathise with Malvin's comment!
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Originally Posted by malvin an interesting thread.h.p. has restrictions,maharashtra has these too.
what about all the himachalis settled in the punjab with ALL the rights !it seems to be that the punjab is the only state in india where any tom,dick or harry can come in and has instantly all the rights!!!!!
I agree with your sentiments. Punjab is fast becoming a mini-Bihar.
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Originally Posted by malvin an interesting thread.h.p. has restrictions,maharashtra has these too.
what about all the himachalis settled in the punjab with ALL the rights !it seems to be that the punjab is the only state in india where any tom,dick or harry can come in and has instantly all the rights!!!!!
Lots of Tom Dick and Harrys coming from Punjab into north Haryana so it is not just one way traffic.
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well guys,you cant buy agricultural land in himachal for sure,but the property developers would built flats and cottages at government approved places;and you know very well that in india its very easy to manipulate the law.people who have visited kumaon must have noticed a lot of cottages and residential areas built by developers in naukuchhiatal-bhimtal-ramgarh-bhowali region,so cottages like those which are build in a sensible way with least damage to the ecosystem would be good in himachal too.
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Cool real reason

Being a Himachali i can see why there is this restriction.

As a state most of the area is rural agriculture driven and although there is so called education provided by govt schools it is not enough to make students capable of getting jobs outside of himachal.

Many of them are waiting to join the army or to do agriculture.The rates for the land is less here and if this is opened up to outsiders especially people with big pockets from cities like chd/delhi it will be a matter of a few months before the whole of the state is bought out.

CHD/DELHI will also suffer as many will become landless and will be driven to cities and will put pressure there.

Mumbai surrounding villages and Himachal villages are world apart,dynamics are totally different. There are no land sharks in himachal..no big builders..in most parts..let it be that way...
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Its a shame if its true but it has been going on underhand for years who do you think owns all the big hotels in Manali its not himachalies in fact most of Manali has a out side state population, walk up to villagers with out roads for 3-4 hours and see how the locals live very basic but happy.Many locals have blamed the rise of crime in the state on the people from the plains that live in the state and for sure if land is open to any one then yet again another beautiful area will be destroyed just look at shimla , manali , parbatti valley much influance from outside but no benifit to the local community unless you call a hundred shops in a row selling the same thing benefit. People are now getting greedy and want to sell there property to outsiders as they think they will get 40 lakh for a area of 11500 sq ft, last week I was in nagger and I ask a friend of mine who has a shop there what is the property rate in nagger and his reply was depends were you are from........ so if land does become avalible then it will be sold only to the highest bidder the likes of ajay and sapna will not be alble to afford there little cottage in the mountains its a real shame.. commecialism this valley changed not for the good of it.
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Not to offend anyone or burst anyone's bubbles but its still not that easy , and frankly i hope it never is....Shimla would do well to avoid any further construction...
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