Govt warns to fine for keeping arable land barren

A farmer uses a traditional tool of "Henga" to flatten the field after sowing wheat seeds in Kanchanpur district, on Friday, November 11, 2016. Photo: Rastriya Samachar Samiti

Kathmandu: A fine of up to Rs 100,000 will be levied for keeping arable land barren.

The cabinet has approved the land use regulations and has made arrangements to impose a fine of up to one lakh rupees on those who keep the land barren.

According to the regulations, the government will classify the land on the basis of 10 aspects; the topography, the capacity and suitability of the land, the current use and need of the land based on agriculture, residential area, commercial area, industrial area, mining and mineral area, forest area, area of ​​public use, area of ​​cultural and archeological importance, and as required.