Minister asks officials to complete the process before the onset of kharif

The government has asked the revenue officials to ensure loan eligibility cards to eligible tenant farmers in the State in 15 days to enable the latter to get credit for farm operations for kharif season beginning this June.

Revenue Minister N. Raghuveera Reddy instructed Joint Collectors to facilitate issuing of these cards to the tenants after processing their applications received at MeeSeva centres, as only a fortnight time is available before the onset of the kharif season.

Seeking to get a feedback on the results of the recently conducted Revenue Sadassus from District Collectors and joint collectors through a video conference here on Thursday, the Minister announced that the revenue staff would have to visit villages again in July first week to ascertain from people whether their problems had been solved. If a person in a village complained that his/her grievance had not been redressed, officials would be asked for explanations for non-settlement of the problem.

Mr. Reddy complained that the problems highlighted by people during the Revenue Sadassus last year had not been solved with quality, although a record of sorts was created by handling 99 per cent of the 7 lakh grievances. He sought steps for solving the remaining problems registered during the Revenue Sadassus this year. He wanted the revenue officials, particularly the joint collectors, to identify unused government lands in the districts by May end so that these lands could be distributed to the landless poor during the seventh and last phase of land distribution programme. Sanjay Jaju, principal secretary, Information Technology, who was present along with I.V.R. Krishna Rao, Chief Commissioner of Land Administration, said his department would set up e-Seva centres in remote and inaccessible habitations using solar energy, as electricity could not be supplied to them as yet.