Staff Reporter

Paravur taluk leads with recovery of 7.77 acres
Kochi taluk follows with 5.23 acres

KOCHI: The Ernakulam district administration has recovered more than 20 acres of Government land till Saturday through its anti-encroachment drive in the district.

On M.G. Road region alone, the heart of the city, 1.68 acres of Revenue land was recovered in 257 separate cases, Ernakulam District Collector A.P.M. Mohammed Hanish told reporters on Saturday.

As many as 17 encroachments, over which disputes persisted, remained to be evicted. When these encroachments are cleared, an additional 22 cents would be added to the Government kitty, he said.

In the Chilavannur backwater region, encroachments measuring up to 2.29 acres were detected though they were yet to be recovered.

Seventeen notices have been served in this region, he said.

Paravur taluk leads with recovery of 7.77 acres followed by Kochi taluk with 5.23 acres.

The total recovery in the Kanayannur taluk, including M.G. Road, stood at 2.93 acres. This included 38 cents recovered by evicting 5 separate cases of encroachments on Saturday.

In Muvattupuzha taluk, the recovery was 1.86 acres while in Aluva taluk it was 1.38 acres. Kunnathunadu taluk has so far recovered 1.12 acres and in Kothamangalam taluk it was 38.50 cents.

Meanwhile, the survey is progressing apace in all the taluks in spite of the onset of monsoon, a senior district administration official said.