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Aministra Tereza Cristina (Agriculture, Livestock and Supply) participated on Wednesday (15) the 2nd Meeting of the National Council of the Legal Amazon. After the meeting, it was announced that the government will start land regularization of properties with up to four fiscal modules in the Amazon, which can be done by remote sensing. According to the minister, it is still being evaluated by which states the initiative will begin to be held.
"It will be an integrated action, where we will not only issue land regularization bonds, but we will continue several other actions that need to be done," he said. According to her, after the approval by the National Congress of the bill that deals with land regularization (PL 2,633), it will be possible to give more agility in regularization and properties with more than 4 modules.
Tereza Cristina explained that, in order to enable land regularization, several documents are required that will be analyzed by Incra, proving the ownership of the land. "Then it goes to face-to-face analysis or not, depending on the number of modules that this person has," said the minister.
Last week, in a meeting with foreign investors, the minister explained that land regularization will be important for the environmental preservation of the Amazon, as it will require owners to comply with environmental legislation. According to her, the Bill will enable a modernization of the system, to expedite regularization in the region.
The land regularization program will benefit about 150,000 small producers installed in the Amazon who have the meek and peaceful possession of the land and have been waiting for decades for the definitive title. To obtain land registration, they will have to comply with the Forest Code, which requires 80% preservation in rural properties located in the Legal Amazon region. And, with the area regularized, they will have to answer for any irregularities, such as burning or illegal deforestation, that may occur on the land.
The remote sensing regularization program excludes land superimposed on indigenous lands, conservation units, and disputed areas. Invaders from these areas commit illegalities that must be restrained by the police and punished by justice.
Vice President Hamilton Mourão reaffirmed the Brazilian state's commitment to the preservation and development of the Amazon. "We will seek to reduce to the minimum acceptable the rates of deforestation and burning, thus demonstrating to the international community and Brazilian society our commitment and making it clear that zero deforestation and economic development are not excluding, quite the contrary," he said.