[ecis2016.org] The Telangana government has decided to conduct a comprehensive land survey in 10,875 villages in the state and distribute new passbooks to the owners after rectifying the records, to address disputes over land ownership
The Telangana government has decided to conduct a comprehensive land survey in the state, to address disputes and litigations over maintenance of land records and ownership. The government said it will be the first such exercise, since 1932-36. “The land survey took place during the Nizam’s rule in 1932-36 in the region. After that no survey was done,” said an official release, quoting chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
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The chief minister, who held a meeting with ministers and officials on August 23, 2017, said the survey should offer a permanent solution to land disputes. The maintenance of land records and registration procedures should be simple and transparent, Rao said, according to his office. “Since the land records are not maintained properly, there are disputes and litigations. There are skirmishes over who owned what land,” Rao had said recently.
The survey would be done in 10,875 villages in the state. Each village will be taken as a unit, according to officials. The surveying personnel would stay put in the villages, for conducting the survey and they will update land records online, they said. New passbooks would be distributed to land owners after rectifying the records, the officials said.
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