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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
14-December-2011 16:08 IST
Rules for Commercial Exploitation of Defence Land

Instructions have been issued from time to time for giving defence land on lease basis for various Commercial purposes viz. petrol pumps, banks, advertisement hoardings, etc. Cantonment Boards also give land under their management to run shops etc.

There exists a system of inspection by Officers of Defence Estates Organisation under which the Inspecting Officers have to check regarding the aspect of adherence to rules under which defence land is given for various commercial purposes.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Prof. Anil Kumar Sahani in Rajya Sabha today.