The AMMA scheme has taken the Revenue Department closer to the public, especially the rural populace, who are now getting the required certifications expeditiously and easily, said Revenue Minister Thoppu N.D. Venkatachalam.

Participating at a special AMMA scheme camp here on Friday, Mr. Venkatachalam pointed out that sections of society had always felt difficult getting the much-needed Revenue Department certifications as the government machinery required its own time to deliver them to the applicants. The trouble for the unlettered and the semi-literate people in the rural areas, who were always vulnerable to government procedures, was far greater than those in the urban sectors.

Seeking to do away with delays and difficulties, the State government devised the scheme that aimed at ensuring maximum benefits to rural populace expeditiously. Since its implementation, the AMMA Scheme had been a hit with the applicants and the public had come to appreciate speedy disposal of applications by the Revenue Department, he said.

Noting that the department was the fulcrum of governance and held the key to development in almost all spheres, farmers especially were dependant on the numerous certifications issued by the department regarding pattern of land holdings.

Mr. Venkatachalam said the scheme had done away with the perceived glass walls separating the administrations and the public in more ways than one.

Transport Minister V. Senthil Balaji said the scheme was a boon to farmers and the rural people as they could get the department work done at their doorsteps as regular camps were being held at the panchayat level throughout the district.

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