30-day revenue 'sadassu' begins
Speedy settlement of land disputes and allotments main agendaA Eluru: The month-long revenue...
Speedy settlement of land disputes and allotments main agendaA Eluru: The month-long revenue `sadassu' aimed at resolving issues related to lands began in coastal districts of Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and West Godavari on Tuesday. A Minister for Social Welfare Pithani Satyanarayana launched the programme on the premises of Achanta Agriculture Market Committee. He distributed pattadar passbooks to farmers and ration cards to beneficiaries already in possession of ration coupons. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the `sadassu' would help in resolving pending problems and disputes in villages. The event involving mandal-level officials would focus on settling land disputes at the doorstep of the poor, he said. The Minister informed that the West Godavari administration has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the revenue `sadassu' in 901 villages. The revenue officials would take appropriate action for addressing different issues after thoroughly verifying particulars of government lands and assigned endowment lands in each of these villages, he said. Pithani called upon all revenue officials, ranging from Tahsildar to village revenue officer (VRO), and staff of Indira Kranti Patham (IKP) to camp in the villages concerned and take necessary steps towards resolving land-related problems. People should cross check their rights over disputed lands and ensure that their problems are addressed at the `sadassu,' he said. The Minister directed the VROs to speed up issue of Aadhaar cards for all as the national identity number had been linked to subsidised supply of cooking gas, ration rice, student fee reimbursement, loans to women and other benefits. District Collector Dr G Vani Mohan said that people should keep a valid record of land owned by them as the land was crucial for their very survival in society. The administration had spent a sum of Rs 25 crore for acquisition of land necessary for housing. In addition to this, the official machinery had earmarked Rs 10 crore for levelling of the lands. Joint Collector Dr Baburao Naidu said that the dispensation would strive to allot lands to the families not covered under the previous six phases of land distribution. Revenue 'sadassu' is meant for speedy settlement of disputes and distribution of lands at the doorsteps of villagers. The event focuses on the status of applications submitted by people for lands during the previous six phases of land distribution. It covers village-wise identification of government, assigned and endowment lands. The poor get `pattadar' passbooks for the lands given to them under Indira Kranti Patham. Also comes up for review is Aadhaar card distribution Entry of land details in Adangal Nuzivid (Krishna): The Krishna district revenue authorities have made arrangements for entry of land particulars in revenue records like Adangal during the revenue `sadassu' and accept fresh application from farmers for issue of `pattadar' passbooks. Collector Buddha Prakash Jyoti directed the revenue officials to find a solution to pending land problems all over the district on the basis of guidelines set by the State government. To mark inaugural of the event, a revenue `sadassu' was organised at Dalitwada (Makkuluru) in Nuzivid mandal. Revenue Divisional Officer Subba Rao and Mandal Revenue Officer Sitaram were present. The revenue officials informed the villagers that they would be briefed on the status of their applications submitted during the previous revenue sessions. They would also be educated on the government lands with colour maps of their villages.