Kasaragod declared zero-landless district

: Kasaragod has been declared the second zero landless district in the country, after Kannur.

At a function here on Monday, 10,271 landless families were given title deeds for three cents land each under the project to ensure land for all in the State.

The declaration was made by Minister for Home Ramesh Chennithala at the function at the Municipal stadium grounds. Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash presided.

About 335.73 acres of land in Kasaragod taluk and 971.10 acres have been made available in Hosdurg taluk as part of the project.

In all, 7,282 eligible applicants from Kasaragod and 2,989 families in Hosdurg taluk were handed over the title deeds at the function. Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar also attended the function.

The plots for the applicants were chosen through draw of lots in the presence of people’s representatives with the assistance of the C-Dit.

While most number of applicants were from Thalangara, Kudlu and Kasaragod villages, the sizeable number of plots for distribution for the project were identified in Kolathur, Bedadukka, Ambalathara and Kinnanur villages. As many as 27 applicants were handed over the title deeds directly by the Ministers at the function while the rest were allotted land through 51 counters specially set up in the stadium grounds.

The function was also attended by local MLAs N.A. Nellikkunnu, P.B. Abdul Razak, E. Chandrasekharan, Land Revenue Commissioner M.P. Mohandas, district panchayat president P. P. Shyamal Devi and Collector P. S. Mohammed Sagir, among others.

Second district in the country to get the distinction

10,271 families given title deeds for 3 cents