36 guntas were sanctioned to Gangarajam against the land that was acquired by the government for canal works in 1971

The 40 years of effort of a poor farmer, Alala Gangarajam, to get the piece of land that was sanctioned to him as government compensation finally paid off when he was handed over the title deeds for 36 guntas in his village Dilwarapur in Khanapur mandal on Saturday.

Mr. Gangarajam had been running from pillar to post to get the piece of land which was awarded to him as compensation after the State government had acquired 1.6 acres belonging to his grandfather for construction of a canal on Sadarmat anicut in Khanapur mandal, way back in 1971.

After all his pleas before the authorities fell on the deaf ears, the farmer finally approached the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA).

The legal body’s intervention managed to cut the 'red tape' and after due process, Khanapur Tahsildar J. Narayana located 36 guntas of land in survey number 19 to be handed over to Mr. Gangarajam.

Adilabad First Additional District Judge Kunchala Sunitha on Saturday handed over the title deeds to the farmer, who expressed happiness over the development and thanked the DLSA for its effort.