Telangana government to conduct digital survey of agriculture land: KCR

The CM said the pilot should be done in the villages where there are no land disputes. “Later it should be expanded to the villages where there are government and forest lands. In other words, the survey should be conducted in a mixed bunch of villages where there are no disputes,” he said.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  3 Jun 2021 2:49 AM GMT
Telangana government to conduct digital survey of agriculture land: KCR

Hyderabad: Telangana government has decided to conduct a digital survey of agriculture land across the state.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said initially, a pilot will be conducted from June 11. He instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to select 27 villages across the state. He said three villages should be from Gajwel Assembly Constituency. The rest of the 24 villages should be from 24 other districts.

"We have launched Dharani Portal only to protect the land rights of the poor. With an aim to make Telangana a land dispute-free state, the government is conducting the digital survey of agricultural lands. The government's aim is to fix the coordinates, and thereby providing total security and protection to the pattadars on a permanent basis," he said.

The CM instructed agencies to conduct the digital survey efficiently. He advised them not to view this assignment from a commercial point of view alone but treat this as a social service being rendered to the farmers.

The CM said the pilot should be done in the villages where there are no land disputes. "Later it should be expanded to the villages where there are government and forest lands. In other words, the survey should be conducted in a mixed bunch of villages where there are no disputes," he said.

KCR said proper guidelines should be prepared for the digital survey. "We have excelled in every sector. We are providing water by constructing irrigation projects. Telangana has reached a position where it is producing more paddy than Punjab. In this backdrop, land rates are also skyrocketing. The government has taken steps to protect people's land," the CM said.

KCR asked the survey agencies to use state-of-the-art technology so that there is no room for any dispute. He said the government would not hesitate to take action if there is any laxity.

He wanted them to conduct the survey based on the traditional method of the `Tippan'. He also suggested that Gram Sabha should be held to create awareness among the people. Collectors, MLAs and MPs, and other public representatives would cooperate with the survey. He reiterated that the entire responsibility of the survey rests with the agencies.

KCR said in the countries where the land disputes are settled, their GDP went up 3 to 4 percent. "Even if we make a small mistake, the future generation would have to pay the cost. Telangana government has embarked on land survey keeping in view the experiences of past rulers and ensures that people are not made to pay for the mistakes of the rulers. The agriculture sector in the state was stabilized with schemes like Rythu Bandhu to help farmers and providing water for irrigation to them, "he said.

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