Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials to rectify and cleanse the land records in toto in the State so that the land related litigations and issues find a permanent solution in the State.
The Chief Minister suggested that the maintenance of land records, registration process should be simplified with utmost transparency. He held a high level meeting on the Comprehensive land Survey, maintenance of the records, changes in the registration process and other issues at Pragati Bhavan here today.
Deputy CM Mohammed Ali, Ministers Pocharam nivas Reddy, Jogu Ramanna, State Planning Commission Vice Chairman Niranjan Reddy, Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy, Whip Gongadi Sunitha, Corporations Chairmen Bhoom Reddy, Kishan Rao, Legislators Errabelli Dayakar Rao, K Vidyasagar Rao, C Rammohan Reddy, Marri Janardhan Reddy. Manchireddy Kishan Reddy, Bajireddy Goverdhan, Sudhakar Reddy, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Advisor KV Ramanachary, Senior Officials BR Meena, BP Acharya, Parthasarathy, Jaganmohan, S Narsing Rao, Ms Shanta Kumari, Venkatram Reddy, Smita Sabharwal, Ms Vakati Karuna, Ms Priyadarshini, Nadeem Ahmed, Bhoopal Reddy, District Collectors Raghunandan Rao, Venkatram Reddy, dhar Lokesh Kumar, PCCF Jha, Jayesh Ranjan, Devdass, MDC Chairman Subhash Reddy, Joint Collectors Sunder Abnar, Dharma Reddy, Retired officers N Nivas Rao, B Madhusudhan, D Venkat Rao and others participated.
The meeting discussed the report submitted by a Committee headed by Ranga Reddy district Collector Raghunandan Rao on the methods to be adapted for the cleaning of the land records. The CM said that if the land records are proper and in order, farmers input incentive scheme will be successful. The dates for rectifying the land records, formation of farmers associations and Farmers conferences have been finalised.
From Sept 1 to 9, Farmers’ associations’ coordination Committees will be set up. Farmers having the land in the villages will become the members. Coordination Committee will be formed with 11 members.
From Sept 10 to 15, conferences of the Farmers Coordination Committees will be held at the Mandal level. From Sept 15 to December end, Comprehensive Land Survey with Revenue village as Unit total rectification and cleansing of land records will be conducted. This programme will be held from Sept 15 in all the mandals.
Each revenue village will be treated as a Unit and 1100 Unit are finalised all over the State. 3,600 teams are to be selected. Land records will be rectified with one revenue officer, one agriculture officer with the coordination of the Farmers’ Association in the village and by conducting the Gram Sabhas and taking in all the opinions. This will be held for a month in one village and each team will conduct the programme in three villages in as many months.
MPs, MLAs, MLCs including the Chief Minister and other Ministers will take responsibility of one Unit and monitor the land rectification programme.
It is estimated that about 85 to 95 percent of lands have no problem or litigation. Rectification of records of lands having no problem or litigation will be taken up first. Data on the sale and purchase, change of ownership will be obtained and the details will be kept on line. Lands having litigation will be taken up in the second phase. In case of court verdicts based on the judgments the land records will be rectified and ownership is identified.
By December end all the land records will be rectified, placed on the public domain on line and then the input subsidy scheme will be implemented.
The Chief Minister also explained the background for the Comprehensive Land Survey. He said farmers face difficulties in getting loans to raise their crops and end up in huge debts if they lose their crop due to various factors. Therefore, he said that the government has decided to give input subsidy of Rs. 8,000 per acre for two crops to farmers across the Telangana State.