District Collector M. Beena has said that a project has been launched whereby details regarding resource mobilisation of all villages in the districts will be uploaded in the website on a real time basis.
Addressing a press conference at the district collectorate to announce the achievements of the district's revenue department in the last four years in connection with the fourth anniversary celebrations of the State government, Dr. Beena said that ready availability of such details about villages would come in handy in the event of emergencies like rescue operations at the time of a disaster.
She said that 8,010 title deeds were distributed to the landless at three separate pattaya melas held in the district in the last four years. Thirty-eight acres of excess land were given away to the poor and homeless during the same period.
Steps were being completed to handover 100 acres of land to 300 families in Kuttampuzha village in Kothamangalam taluk for constructing houses.
Ever since the government came to power, Rs. 14.60 crore was handed over under various welfare schemes of the revenue department. This included Rs. 4.17 crore released from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, Rs. 6.85 crore from the national family welfare scheme, and Rs. 3.56 crore released from the natural calamity contingency fund.
Dr. Beena said that so far, more than Rs. 2 crore had been spent for distributing drinking water in tanker lorries to resolve the severe shortage of water felt in the district. The office of the tribal development department in Muvattupuzha had received 1,472 applications for possession certificates of land under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act. Steps were being taken to distribute 2,525 acres of land based on these applications. Dr. Beena said that 125 documents on which survey had been completed would be distributed on receipt of approval from the “Oorukoottam” of the tribal community and sub divisional committees.
During the last four years 356 persons were appointed in the revenue department in the district through PSC. This included 122 LD clerks, 10 LD typists, 140 village men, 64 last grade servant, and 20 part time sweepers.
Under the tsunami rehabilitation package, Rs. 6.14 crore had been distributed as scholarships to 19,114 students from 2005 to the last academic year. While 2,124 students received the benefit during 2005-06, 8,882 received it during 2006-07, 3,000 in 2007-08, and 3,273 got it during the 2008-09 academic year. Out of the 241 works allotted in Edavanakkad panchayat under the special package of tsunami rehabilitation, 182 had been completed. The special package was worth Rs. 12.50 crore.
Under the health insurance scheme for the tsunami affected, 34,793 policy cards had been distributed. So far, Rs. 4.41 crore had been spent on 12,016 cases under the scheme, Dr. Beena said.
Keywords: Revenue records