Siddipet: The bitterness of the long wait of 26 years for registration of a piece of land he had purchased in 1994 evaporated and turned into ecstasy for Gangolla Yadagiri over the weekend when revenue officials, using the unique Dharani portal, processed his documents and registered his land in 26 minutes flat!
The 58-year-old Yadagiri bought the piece of land in Venkatraopet village of Thoguta Mandal in Siddipet district 26 years ago, when he was a strapping young man. His emotions where overwhelming when he laid his hand on the copy of the pattadar passbook of his land not only because he had the document to prove ownership but also because he had lost out on another novel farmer-friendly initiative of the government – Rythu Bandhu – launched a couple of years ago. He could not avail the Rs 10,000 per acre per year benefit, and this Vaanakalam season would be his first.
Yadagiri, a resident of Venkatraopet, incidentally also had the honour of being the first beneficiary of Dharani portal from Thoguta Mandal in the district when he received the registration papers and copy of pattadar passbook on Friday. “I bought the land from one Pothkula Pentaiah way back in 1994, and I didn’t have the pattadar passbooks because of which I couldn’t avail Rythu Bandhu benefits,” he told Telangana Today. Yadagiri booked the slot on Thursday and was allotted Friday.
Thoguta Tahsildhar Mathin handed over the document that were processed and completed in under half-an-hour. Elated at the super quick registration, the farmer said that he never thought that the process would be completed within 30 minutes.
He thanked the State government and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for coming up with Dharani portal.
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