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Land for all landless by August 15: Minister

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Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash has said that all remaining landless people in the State will be assigned land by August 15 this year.

Inaugurating a district-level function held at Taliparamba on Thursday for distributing title deeds, the Minister said the State was estimated to have 2,36,236 people without even a small plot of land.

All people eligible for land would be identified and assigned land. The government’s wish was that there should not be a single landless family in the State. As many as 50,016 title deeds had been distributed since the United Democratic Front came to power, he added.

The Minister said that in the district the land to be assigned among 90 per cent of the landless people had been identified.

The Revenue Department here, under the leadership of the District Collector, was working intensively to identify land to be assigned among the rest of the landless. Disputes over resurvey in the district would be settled in a month.

As much as 11.20 acres of land was assigned to 76 people at the function. They included nine persons from the Scheduled Castes. The Minister distributed 450 Land Tribunal title deeds and possession certificates to 64 Adivasis. Deeds of assessment were distributed to 550 people.

James Mathew, MLA, presided. District Collector Rathan Kelkar and Taliparamba municipal chairperson Ramla Pakkar was also present.

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