Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to commence the registration of non-agriculture lands on Dharani portal from 23 November. The state chief secretary, Somesh Kumar, will launch the registration process next Monday.

KCR had launched the portal on 2 October. It will serve as a one-stop place for all matters related to land, including mutation and registration.

According to the state government, the portal will put an end to massive corruption in the department and to the innumerable land disputes. Be that as it may, some civil societies are questioning the portal's efficiency and the motive of the government. The portal is part of the new revenue Bill passed by the Telangana Assembly in September 2020, which is awaiting assent from the Governor and is yet to be notified as an Act.

The CM discussed the matter at a high-level review meeting held at Pragathi Bhavan here on Sunday with the officials concerned. Speaking on the occasion, KCR said, "The process of registration of agriculture lands through the Dharani portal launched by the government has become popular among the people and it received a good response from them. People in Telangana are of the view that a historical era has begun in land registration. They are happy that the registration process through Dharani has given their lands security."

He added, "The feedback coming from the field-level is wonderful. The Dharani portal has overcome the initial teething problems. In another three to four days it would overcome all these issues. We have decided to commence registration of non-agriculture land only after getting all the matters pertaining to the portal are cleared. Hence, we waited for some days. On 23 November, chief secretary Somesh Kumar will launch the registration process for non-agriculture lands."

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