Khammam: Serious action would be taken against the land mafia and those encroaching government and private lands, warned Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar.
“The new Revenue Bills introduced by the State government aims to address discrepancies in land records and to protect the lands of farmers, poor and suppressed sections. For the first time in the country every piece of land would be surveyed and digitalised to preserve the data online,” he said.
Speaking to the press persons here on Saturday Ajay Kumar noted digitalisation of land records would help to resolve land disputes. With the Land Records Purification the government has already issued pattadar passbooks to nearly 57 lakh farmers.
The Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao who has become a role model in the country with his development and welfare initiatives has now taken a rather courageous step towards reforms in revenue administration.
Dharani portal being launched as part of the new Revenue Bill ushers in a new era of land administration. It would help to reduce corruption, ensure transparency and put an end to land disputes in the State, besides speedy registration and mutation of lands, Ajay Kumar explained.
He felt that the decision to regularise lands below 100 square yards free of cost would greatly help the poorer sections. It was laudable that the Chief Minister decided to offer pay scale postings to nearly 20, 000 VRAs.
Following an initiative by IT, MA&UD Minister KT Rama Rao 10 gram panchayats merged into Khammam Municipal Corporation would again be notified as gram panchayats. The move came in the wake of appeals from the villagers, Ajay Kumar said.
District Collector RV Karnan informed that around 1005 land disputes were pending in different revenue courts in the district. The case would now be transferred to fast track tribunals for disposal.
PPE kites distributed to sanitation workers
The minister earlier on the day distributed PPE kits to sanitation workers and presented certificates of appreciation to a few best workers. He also inaugurated modern public toilets and at different places in Khammam city.
ZP Chairman L Kamalraj, DCC Bank Chairman K Nagabhushanam, SUDA Chairman B Vijay Kumar, Mayor G Papalal, Dy. Mayor M Murali Prasad, Market Committee Chairman M Venkata Ramana, Rythu Bandhu Samithi Coordinator N Venkateswar Rao were present.
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