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In Gujarat, only 17% properties are registered in women’s name

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In monetary terms, the government has granted waiver of registration fees worth Rs 1,549.80 crore for properties registered in the name of women.

Although the Gujarat government has accorded a 1% waiver in property registration fees for women since 2004-05, properties registered in the name of women have remained at a mere 17% of the total properties that have been registered over the years. 

Official records say that although there has been a marginal increase in the number of properties being registered in the name of women over the past three years, the number of properties registered in the name of women between 2004-05 and 2019-20 (until October) is just 17% of the total properties registered.

Between 2004-05 and October 2019, a total of 1.35 crore properties have been registered across the state. Of these, only 23.16 lakh properties have been registered in the name of 24.66 lakh women, say figures made available by the state revenue department. 

In monetary terms, the government has granted waiver of registration fees worth Rs 1,549.80 crore for properties registered in the name of women.

When asked about the low number of properties being registered in the name of women, revenue minister Kaushik Patel said that the rationale to grant an 1% waiver in registration fees for women was to improve gender equality and ensure better family welfare. 

“There is still a lot of scope for improvement of property registration in the name of women. 

Our government is focusing on encouraging registration of properties in the name of women. 

The society must also come forward in registering properties in the name of women,’’ the minister said.

In an encouraging trend that has emerged over the past three years, the number of property registrations in the name of women has increased from 1.49 lakh in 2016-17 to 1.92 lakh in 2018-19. The number of total property registrations have also registered a rise from 9.89 lakh in 2016-17 to 12.4 lakh in 2018-19 during this period.

However, the number of properties registered in the name of women in the past three years ranges between 15% and 16%, which is below the overall share of 17% over the past 15 years.

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