People's participation must for development, says Kruparani
Srikakulam: Minister of State for IT and Communications Dr Killi Kruparani on Tuesday said that the people should participate in the development of...
Srikakulam: Minister of State for IT and Communications Dr Killi Kruparani on Tuesday said that the people should participate in the development of their district. She was the chief guest at a Revenue Sadassu at Dusipeta village of Amudalavalasa mandal in Srikakulam district. She said that the district depended on agriculture and that 80 per cent of the population was from the BC community. She said the district should develop industrially if it stands ahead of others in the State. She called upon the people to set up industries and also find ways to prevent pollution due to factories. She said that details about the lands would be disclosed at the revenue meetings and 6.35 lakh acres have been distributed to the poor in the State. The passbooks of the land detailing the boundaries would be given to the villagers at the conference, she said. The Union Minister said the State government has passed a law to protect agriculture to provide financial assistance to the farmers who have taken land on lease. She asked the farmers to utilise the lands keeping in mind the reason for their distribution. The minister said that the lands should be decentralised to remove the differences among the people and remembered that late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had passed a law stating that the land should belong to the tiller. She said that the government has launched a scheme to waive the loans given to the farmers due to which Rs 14,000 crore has been waived and 1.15 crore farmers have been benefitted. She said that the government would stand by the farmers. She said that during the period 2004 to 2008 the government has started 20 schemes of land regulation. She called upon the farmers to utilise this conference to solve the land problems. Collector Saurabh Gaur said that 21 acres of land has been distributed to the poor in the village and said that the village mainly faces land problems due to which conferences of this nature have been started. Maps have been provided at the village revenue offices in different colours. The blue colour stands for the river, the green stands for the reserve forest, the red stands for the government lands and the white stands for the jirayiti land. The citizens can avail the documents by paying the prescribed fee in the allotted time at the Mee Seva centres. Till now 4.4 lakh Mee Seva services have been extended, she said. She said that the errors in the passbooks can be corrected through mutation and said that all those farmers who have the LIC card can get loans from the banks. She assured that the assigned lands would be restored to the original owners if they were occupied by someone else.