Medak: After a detailed survey of lands, the Survey and Revenue Department in Medak district has found that Jamuna Hatcheries Limited encroached upon 70.33 acres of assigned/ceiling lands in Atchampet and Hakimpet villages of Masaipet Mandal in Medak district.
Following complaint from locals, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao ordered a survey of lands owned by Jamuna Hatcheries owned by Huzurabad BJP MLA Eatala Rajendar’s family. The officials also found that Jamuna Hatcheries had polluted Elka Cheruvu located close to these lands by dumping poultry birds and other waste. The survey was carried out in survey numbers 77,78,79, 80, 81, 82 and 130 in Atchampet village and in survey number 97 in Hakimpet village.
Medak Collector S Harish told mediapersons here on Monday that they had identified 56 local farmers as victims of encroachments which include 49 BCs, four SCs, two STs, and one from general category. The Collector said the land was converted into commercial use by setting up sheds, laying roads and building platforms without taking Nala Agriculture Lands Assessment Act (NALA) permissions. It resulted in losses to the State exchequer as they converted the lands without paying the necessary charges to the revenue department under NALA.
Asking the Panchayat Raj department to stop all construction activities with immediate effect, the Collector directed the local Panchayat Secretary to initiate action against Jamuna Hatcheries for all these violations.
Since Elka Cheuruv is located in the ceiling/assigned lands, Harish said they found the tank, which eventually flows into Haldi Vagu, was polluted with poultry birds dumping. He said the Pollution Control Board officials found that the dumping had polluted the tank.
The Collector said that Jamuna Hatcheries registered the lands in survey number 81 and 130 of Atchampet village though they were listed under prohibited list according to Telangana Stamps and Registrations Act-1908. The Collector directed the officials to hand over the lands to the assignees after removing all the encroachments from the lands.