Hyderabad: Reiterating that the state government’s aim is to ensure that the poor people benefit from the implementation of the various Acts, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, on 24 September, urged public representatives to work 24×7 towards this goal.
During a review meeting held at Pragathi Bhavan here on Thursday, KCR met public representatives from the municipal areas and Mayors. He said that several Acts were being implemented in the state as part of a revolutionary administrative reform programme and said they should be useful to people for several years and decades to come. However, he said that while implementing these Acts, public representatives and officials should ensure that the poor are not adversely affected.
KCR made it clear that the government had no intention of filling its coffers with money collected from the poor through regularisation of lands. He instructed the officials concerned to prepare solutions for the problems faced by people with regard to land and properties before Dharani Portal becomes fully operational.
“In the initial days after the formation of the Telangana state, people who opposed the state cursed that the land rates would fall in the new state. With the measures taken by the state government, land rates in Telangana, both agriculture and non-agriculture, are in peak demand. Due to good governance, there was a decline in land disputes, land grabbing incidents, harassments, land mafia activities, and rowdyism.
The visible development has doubled the famous Hyderabadi culture of Ganga Jamuna Tehjeeb. Communities like Parsis, Marwaris, Gujaratis, Maharashtrians, and Sindhis have settled down in Hyderabad keeping their culture and constructing their temples without any fear. On the other hand, people from the rural areas who experienced drought-like situation in their native villages under the united AP rule have migrated to Hyderabad and settled down. The poor Muslims have settled down not only in the Old City but also in other places in the new city. Poverty has no caste or religion. Our government works beyond the limits of caste, religion, or class,” the CM said.
Acts that bring qualitative change will benefit the poor, he said, adding that Dharani Portal will ensure total security and protection of properties of the poor. The state is providing green passbooks for agricultural lands and maroon passbook for non-agricultural properties. “We have to work hard for the people who gave us a historic victory and extended their overwhelming support. Public representatives and officials should leave other works and visit all the wards, collect details of people’s properties, and ensure that they are registered online. Update even the minutest detail about land and properties,” KCR said. poor people
Meanwhile, the public representatives and Mayors brought to the notice of the CM problems and issues pertaining to land and properties in their areas. KCR directed the officials to prepare guidelines to solve these problems immediately.