Medak: The Revenue officials of Masaipet Mandal have restored 89 acres and 19 guntas of assigned land to 65 original assignees from Atchampet and Hakimpet villages of Masaipet Mandal after recovering the lands from Jamuna Hatcheries, owned by Huzurabad BJP MLA Etala Rajendar. Jamuna Hatcheries was accused of encroaching upon these assigned lands and following […]
Medak: The Revenue officials of Masaipet Mandal have restored 89 acres and 19 guntas of assigned land to 65 original assignees from Atchampet and Hakimpet villages of Masaipet Mandal after recovering the lands from Jamuna Hatcheries, owned by Huzurabad BJP MLA Etala Rajendar. Jamuna Hatcheries was accused of encroaching upon these assigned lands and following a probe into the issue, the authorities decided to restore them to the original assignees or their legal heirs.
The revenue officials led by Masaipet Tehsildar Malathi have restored the lands to assignees or their legal heirs after conducting Panchanama. The 65 families were also given all the ownership documents. While the revenue officials have identified 84 acres 19 guntas of land encroached in survey numbers 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82 and 132 survey numbers in Atchampet village and one acre of land in 97 survey number in Hakimpet village. Medak MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy, and Narsapur MLA C Madan Reddy have also participated in the programme and handed over the ownership documents to a few farmers at Atchampet.
After receiving the documents, the jubilant farmers broke into celebrations. The farmers, who said that they never entered the lands in the past two decades, said they will remain indebted to Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for giving the lands back to them after a thorough and transparent investigation into the allegations. The farmers have also performed Palabhishekham to the portrait of the Chief Minister on this occasion.
According to revenue department officials, the government had recovered 579 acres and 22 guntas of land from one Syed Ahmed Ali Khan in the year 1980 under the Land Ceiling Act since he was possessing surplus land. The same land was given to the poor and also people from backward classes of Veldurthy mandal in 1994. However, Jamuna Hatcheries illegally took over the lands and constructed poultry sheds in the said lands.
Following a complaint from farmer Chakali Lingaiah, the Chief Minister has ordered an immediate inquiry into the allegations in the year 2021. The revenue department officials have found that the allegations were true. Following the directions of the Chandrashekhar Rao, the lands were recovered and restored to the original assignees and their legal heirs. The farmers will cultivate their lands after two decades in addition to getting Rythu Bandhu benefit from this Vaanakalam season onwards.