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Bribe-free land registration in Telangana stumps AP farmer

Published: 7th Nov 2020 9:11 pm

Khammam: Bribery and land registration often go hand in hand. Kunda Venkateshwara Rao of Tiruvuru in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh had come prepared with Rs 50,000 in cash as a bribe to get a piece of land registered in his name. But the farmer couldn’t believe when he got the land transferred on his name from his wife and son in a jiffy through the Telangana government’s flagship project Dharani. And without paying any bribe.

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Rao had booked a slot on his mobile and arrived at Penubally for the land transaction the next day. “It took us just around 20 minutes for the transaction and to get the pattadar passbook printed. Everything is quite easy, simple and transparent. Land registration usually involves a lengthy process and payment of money to the staff. Going by my experience in our state (AP), I brought Rs 50,000 to get my work done. But I was surprised to see that there was no need to pay a single rupee to anyone for the work. And my money is with me,” says Rao.

Surprised at the remarkable change in the system, made possible after the Dharani portal got off to a successful start, Rao earnestly hopes that other States too would implement such a system.

“This type of land management system should be implemented in all the States in the country for the benefit of the common public and farmers. Dharani has become a reality in Telangana because Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao knows the pains of farmers,” he said.

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