2,710 farmers submit 4,151 petitions on the first day

The Revenue Department has a Herculean Task during the ongoing ‘Grama Revenue Sadassulu' in view of a staggering number of over 1.14 lakh land-related issues mainly pertaining to the SCs and STs which need to be settled in the district.


According to a survey conducted by the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP), 1,14,769 issues related to lands in an extent of over 1.54 lakh acres in the district are in need of immediate intervention and settlement.

Of this, 88,645 issues related to patta lands topped the list followed by 17,337 issues (assigned lands), 3,304 issues (Inam lands), 3,671 issues (government lands), 1,013 issues (forest lands), 562 issues (ceiling surplus lands), and 142 issues (bhoodan lands). This apart, eight issues concerning endowment lands and six issues related to Wakf lands are also pending for disposal, according to official sources. The sixty-day ambitious exercise christened as ‘Grama Revenue Sadassulu' launched by the government on Wednesday assumed significance in the backdrop of a large number of land-related issues pending before the administration for a long period.

The district administration has devised a comprehensive action plan to conduct gram sabhas in all the 667 revenue villages situated in a total of 44 mandals in the district as part of ‘Grama Revenue Sadassulu'. The programme envisaged prompt disposal of the petitions as per the provisions of the citizen's charter and cross checking the land records to rectify anomalies if any.

A total of 76 gram sabhas were conducted on the first day of the programme all over the district. A total of 2,710 farmers submitted as many as 4,151 petitions pertaining to 3,278 acres of land on the inaugural day. Of this, as many as 631 petitions were disposed of the same day, according to sources.

  • The exercise launched on Wednesday

  • Gram sabhas to be held in all 667 revenue villages in the district