To honour Revenue Department employees, February 24 will be observed as revenue day every year and those who excel in service will be conferred with recognition certificates, Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash has said.

He was speaking at a pre-revenue adalat at the Collectorate on Friday.

For the ‘zero landless (citizens) Kerala project’ initiated by the government, a concerted effort was required for providing land to the landless. It had been found that nearly two lakh people did not own land and at least a lakh of them should be provided land by August 15, 2013, the Minister said.

He said the government planned at start a grievances redressal system at the taluk and village levels. Basic amenities at all taluk and village offices were discussed at the meeting.

Of the 8,098 complaints received at the Kannur taluk, 2,099 were disposed of, Tahsildar C.M. Gopinath said at the meeting. Of this, 397 applications were related to natural disasters, for which Rs.3.64 crore had been granted.

At the mass contact programme, of the 1,228 files, 1,147 had been cleared. A sum of Rs.73 lakh was granted and Rs.68.68 lakh had been distributed.

In the Thalassery taluk, 200 acres could be identified and distributed under the zero landless project, Tahsiladar P. Subair said. Of the 4,930 files, 3,272 had been resolved. As many as 798 requisitions were for aid from the Chief Minister’s disaster relief fund.

A sum of Rs.3.10 lakh was required apart from the granted amount of Rs.1.55 crore. Four casualties were reported in natural disasters and 40 houses had been totally destroyed. It calls for immediate sanction of Rs.47 lakh, the Tahsildar said.

Of the 9,027 files, 3,523 had been cleared in the Thaliparamba taluk, Tahsildar Muhammad Aslam said at the meeting. Of the pending files, 1,750 were related to land deals. Assistance had been provided in 297 cases from the Chief Minister’s relief fund. Though 660 hectares was available in various parts of the taluk, it was not convenient for settlement, he said.

During the course of the meeting, the Minister said a plan to provide laptops and two-wheelers for village officers was under consideration.

K. Sudhakaran, MP, District Collector Rathan Kelkar, and Additional District Magistrate Suresh Joseph attended the meeting.

  • Plan for grievance redressal system at taluk, village levels

  • Calls for joint efforts to provide land to the landless