BEIJING, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's land authority said Wednesday the country would launch a three-month land-inspection campaign to stop illegal practices, such as forced demolition of rural homes and ensure the rightful use of land in rural areas.
The Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) announced Wednesday the "land inspection" plan was jointly drawn up with other ministries such as the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.
The campaign had been approved by the State Council, the Cabinet, a statement on the MLR website said.
According to the plan, practices such as forced demolition of farmers' houses, illegal occupation of rural land for new construction, and abnormal use of funds would be inspected and stopped.
Meanwhile, local regulations, if found inconsistent with the requirements of the central government, would be revised or abolished.
The campaign, conducted in three phases, will begin on Feb. 28 and finish on May. 30.