China News Service, Beijing, May 20 (Reporter Pang Wuji) The Ministry of Natural Resources of China held a press conference on the 20th to publicly report the investigation and handling of 31 land violation cases.

Cui Ying, director of the Law Enforcement Bureau of the Ministry of Natural Resources, said that firmly holding the red line of cultivated land is the key to ensuring China's food security. The competent department of natural resources resolutely curbs the "non-agriculturalization" of cultivated land, strictly controls the "non-grainization", and "zero tolerance" for illegal occupation of cultivated land, especially permanent basic farmland. In order to further play the role of warning and education in typical cases and consciously accept social supervision, the Ministry of Natural Resources has decided to publicly report the investigation and handling of 31 land violation cases.

These cases include: the case of Yu Mou illegally occupying land to build a sand and soil factory in Mawu Village, Jiaxian Town, Tongzhou District, Beijing; the case of placing containers in a courtyard by Gao Mou illegally occupying land in Xiqing District, Tianjin; Hebei; The case of a logistics service company in Funing, Qinhuangdao city, illegally occupying land to construct a parking lot; the case of a certain Han’s illegally occupying land to construct a grain collection and storage yard in Datong City, Shanxi Province, etc.

Cui Ying said that these 31 cases involved illegal occupation and destruction of arable land, especially permanent basic farmland. They were mainly used for factory buildings, trading markets, parking lots, lake landscaping, illegal mining of black soil, etc. Non-agricultural construction projects. The investigation and handling of these cases embodies the common requirement of "strictness". Some projects were stopped and investigated as soon as the ground broke. The re-cultivation should be resumed within a time limit to eliminate the illegal status, and the relevant responsible persons should be held accountable seriously, and they are suspected of constituting a crime. If it is, it shall be transferred to the judicial organs for investigation and investigation in accordance with laws and regulations. At present, the illegal occupation of the cultivated land involved in these cases has been basically eliminated, and the responsible persons have been held accountable.

Cui Ying said that informing the 31 cases, it is intended to send clear signals in three respects: First, it is to remind the public not to try the law by themselves, to eliminate the fluke mentality, and not to touch the red line of cultivated land. The second is to remind local party committees and governments that they must always tighten the string of farmland protection, and that the party and government are responsible for farmland protection and food security. The third is to urge the local natural resources authorities to "zero tolerance" for new illegal occupation of cultivated land, strictly enforce the law, and achieve early detection, early stop, and strict investigation and punishment. (End)