Shama Sunder

Tahsildar starts ‘Khata andolan’ to regularise land documentation

HASSAN: Chennarayapatna tahsildar Varaprasad Reddy is on a new mission.

By mobilising the Survey Department, he started a survey of villages to give khata certificates at farmers’ door steps.

At a function in Didaga village on Tuesday, C. S. Putte Gowda, MLA, inaugurated the survey work in the presence of Hassan Zilla Panchayat president C. N. Balakrishna.

Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Reddy said during his 11 months tenure as tahsildar, he received several complaints from public about delay in land documentation. He said most of the law and order problems in villages were pertaining to land disputes, and if they were settled, peace would prevail. With this background, he decided to conduct “khata andolan” in all villages.

On Tuesday, survey was taken up simultaneously in six villages. This “andolan” would reduce the number of civil and criminal cases piling up in courts, he said.

Mr. Reddy said he had involved village accountants, revenue inspectors, surveyors both licensed and government, shirestedar, who was heading Bhoomi section, and the elected representatives of the village.

Mr. Reddy said he hoped to complete this operation in Didaga Circle (comprising six villages) in about one and a half months.


Details of beneficiaries, who were yet to get khata certificate, would also be listed, he added.

After the Didaga Circle survey, he would request the Deputy Commissioner for more surveyors to complete land survey of Chennarayapatna taluk in 18 months.