Ryots forced to agitate for land rights: TJS

Situation arises out of mistakes in pattadar passbooks

The Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) president M. Kodandaram has charged the TRS government with forcing thousands of hapless farmers make rounds to the revenue offices to protect their land rights and secure investment support due to the “numerous mistakes” that cropped up in the much-publicised land records purification exercise.

Scores of distraught farmers have been compelled to come onto the streets to safeguard their legitimate land rights for no fault of theirs, he alleged, saying many aggrieved farmers were caught in a quandary at a time when the farming activity was poised to pick up coinciding with the auspicious Tholi Ekadasi festival.

Addressing the demonstrators at Rythu Deeksha, a dharna organised by the TJS town committee in Kothagudem on Monday, Mr. Kodandaram alleged that many farmers were deprived of new pattadar passbooks due to a plethora of mistakes that surfaced during the survey earlier conducted as part of the land purification drive.

Agrarian crisis

Thousands of actual tillers including the tenant cultivators were kept out of the ambit of the Rythu Bandhu scheme thereby denying them the much needed investment support to surmount the agrarian crisis, he charged.

He demanded that the government immediately rectify the ‘numerous anomalies’ that cropped up in the land purification exercise.

He said the TJS would launch an intensive agitation in August if the government failed to address the farmers’ issues at the earliest.

In Khammam, the activists of the TJS and representatives of various mass organisations staged a dharna as part of the Rythu Deeksha stir near the Collectorate.

Addressing the dharna, the TJS leaders demanded that the technical glitches in the land bank website ‘Dharani’ be rectified and alternative plans worked out to enable all the cultivators secure crop loans without hassles.

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