'Jagananna Bhu Hakku-Bhu Raksha': Drones to be deployed for land survey in Andhra

Under the project, surveyors and pilots shall be trained to fly these drones.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  1 April 2022 2:41 AM GMT
Jagananna Bhu Hakku-Bhu Raksha: Drones to be deployed for land survey in Andhra

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh government will press 154 drones into service for a comprehensive land survey in the villages under the YSR Jagananna Bhu Hakku-Bhu Raksha program.

Under the program, 17,630 villages will be mapped, surveyed, and the Bhu Hakku Pathram will be issued to the owners by September 2023. In addition, the land under 110 municipalities will also be surveyed, and a report will be submitted.

On Thursday, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy inspected the state-of-the-art drones purchased by the government. By April 5, 41 drones will be pressed into service for the survey. Another 20 drones are to be purchased to speed up the process. Of the total, 60 drones will be used by Survey of India by June for agriculture and homeland mapping.

Under the project, surveyors and pilots shall be trained to fly these drones.

In phase-1, 64 drones have been deployed under a private partnership to complete the survey of 5,200 villages by December 2022. In Phase 2, 5,700 villages will be surveyed by February 2023. In phase 3, the rest of the 6,460 villages will be covered and surveyed. It will be completed by April 2023. The government is chalking out a plan to deliver the documents directly to the owners, which would curb corruption at the sub-registrar office in all the villages. In addition, Jagan directed officials to ensure the Webland 2.0 software is made tamper-free.

To reduce the extent of disputes and errors, Jagan instructed officials to issue a physical copy in addition to the digital copy to all the landowners. "If any changes are initiated, they will have to be made to both the physical and digital copy simultaneously to reduce the chances of disputes and errors. Officials will use the village secretariat to issue Bhu Hakku Pathrams and guide people to avail the scheme", said Jagan.

CM asked the cabinet sub-committee to hold meetings every week and prepare a roadmap to solve disputes. He has also directed the officials to use mobile magistrates to ease the process. Officials have also been instructed to approach the judiciary for necessary assistance to resolve land matters to fasten the process of issuance of the title deeds. In addition, they have been instructed to prepare necessary SOPs to solve the subject matter.

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