Ministry refuses applications for conversion of State agriculture leases

Minister for Land and Mineral Resources Ashneel Sudhakar. Picture: FT FILE

MINISTER for Lands and Mineral Resources Ashneel Sudhakar says the ministry has refused applications for the conversion of State agriculture leases to commercial or industrial leases.

He said this was to ensure that agriculture land was being utilised for farming activities.

“I’ve been refusing the conversion of agricultural land for commercial purposes. I’m refusing all of the permits and I am also charging penalties now for those who doing the conversion illegally.”

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

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