Lands department to provide solution to abandoned homes and farms

Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Ashneel Sudhakar. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU/FT FILE

THE Lands Department is looking at providing a solution to abandoned homes and farms in rural areas.

Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Ashneel Sudhakar said urbanisation has resulted in the mass migration of rural dwellers to urban centres, creating the issue of overcrowded informal settlements.

“One major issue that is actually caused by urbanization is when we look at places like Tavua, Rakiraki, Ba and certain areas in Labasa where there is an obvious decrease in their population,” he said.

Read the full report in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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