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Submit details of tribals tilling forest lands: Ministers tells officials

Published: 22nd Sep 2021 9:29 pm

Nirmal: Forest Minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy instructed officials concerned to submit details of tribals who have been cultivating forest lands since 2005 to a Sub-Committee at the earliest.

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Speaking at a review meeting with district authorities and public representatives on the progress of developmental activities here on Wednesday, Indrakaran Reddy said the officials and elected representatives should make the ongoing vaccination drive a success. He instructed them to ensure that those aged 18 years are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and to take measures to prevent the possible third wave of coronavirus infections by organising special drives in municipalities and rural civic bodies.

The Minister said that the government introduced Dharani portal to eradicate corruption in registering assets and lands. He requested the public to bring concerns to the notice of the district Collector if any and urged farmers to adopt alternative crops and to grow groundnut, red gram and sesame crops to register get better profits in agriculture. The peasants were advised to grow boild rice with the Food Corporation of India rejecting the purchase of the coarse or raw variety of paddy for Yasangi season.

Indrakaran further urged the farmers to grow oil palm trees in Sarangapur which is conducive to cultivate the crop.

Mudhole MLA G Vittal Reddy urged the officials to issue ownership documents of their lands to farmers who were moving from pillar to post seeking the documents. He wanted the authorities not to post doctors working with primary health centres in other places under deputation considering the ongoing vaccination drive. Khanapur MLA Rekha Naik echoed him.

Collector Musharraf Ali Faruqui said that as many as 3 lakh persons were vaccinated against the Covid-19 in the district so far. Around 20,000 persons were covered under the special drive per day. He opined that the Dharani portal has simplified the land transactions and said that the complications if any related to this would be resolved by discussing with the Minister.

Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA)- Utnoor Project Officer Bhavesh Misra said that as many as 5,500 tribals have been granted rights over forest lands measuring 16,589 acres as against 8,533 applications received in Nirmal district so far. The remaining applications would be processed soon, he added.

Zilla Parishad Chairperson K Vijaya Laxmi, Municipal Chairman Gandrath Eshwar, Market Committee Chairman N Muthym Reddy, District Libraries Chairman E Rajender, Additional Collector Hemanth Borkade, District Forest Officer Vikas Meena and many others were present.

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