Panaji: Goa Legislative Assembly has passed a Bill providing a mechanism to give ownership right to the self-occupied dweller of a small housing unit in the state.
The Goa Bhumiputra Adhikarini Bill, 2021 was passed in Goa Assembly on Friday.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the House that the Bill provides for a mechanism to give ownership right to the self-occupied dweller of a small housing unit to enable him to live with dignity and self respect and exercise his right to life.
Sawant said that Bhumiputra is defined as a person who is residing in the state of Goa at least for a period of 30 years.
He said that the Bill provides protection to Bhumiputra so that he shall not be evicted from the dwelling unit occupied by him and the dwelling unit shall not be demolished during pendency of any proceedings under this Act.