Telangana

Centre offers all help for land survey

The survey would be taken up in 10,875 villages with village as a unit.

The survey would be taken up in 10,875 villages with village as a unit.  

Survey will be a huge success, says Central official

The proposed comprehensive land survey and settlement by the Telangana State will be a role model for other States to follow and the Centre will extend all the financial and technical help for it, said Mr. Hukum Singh Meena, Joint Secretary, Department of Land Resources, Government of India.

Mr. Meena led a Central team that met Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at Pragati Bhavan here on Friday to discuss land survey in the State.

Explaining the reasons for undertaking the land survey, Mr. Rao said that no land survey was taken up after the one that was taken up during 1932-36 and the land records were not maintained properly, giving rise to disputes and litigation.

As the State also decided to give ₹8,000 per acre to farmers as input financial assistance for two crops in a year, the government wanted to know under whose name the land was.

The survey would be taken up in 10,875 villages with village as a unit. Officials would stay put in the villages and with the cooperation from farmers, the survey would be conducted and records online would be updated and new passbooks would be given after the rectification. Reforms would also brought in the registration process, he said.

KCR’s instructions

The Chief Minister said instructions were given to officials to complete mutation on the day of the registration and for this it was necessary to have proper land records.

Mr. Meena said help would be extended to the State when the Detailed Project Report was submitted to the Centre. He hoped the survey would be successful as it has the political will as also people’s support. Twenty five agencies recognised by the Centre were willing to help in providing technology required for the survey and State could take their help, he said. Mr. Rao will hold an extended review meeting on the Land survey at Pragati Bhavan on August 20 and the reports of senior revenue officials and some Collectors on how to conduct the survey would be discussed, according to a release.

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