AP CM Jagan announces comprehensive land survey

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy today emphasised that the next 18 months will be a battle between the rich and the poor in the state. The comment was made by the Chief Minister while he addressed a public meeting at Avanigadda in NTR district

AP CM YS Jagan announces comprehensive land survey
AP CM YS Jagan announces comprehensive land survey

CM Jagan: Next 18 months will be a battle between the rich and the poor

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy today emphasised that the next 18 months will be a battle between the rich and the poor in the state. The comment was made by the Chief Minister while he addressed a public meeting at Avanigadda in NTR district where he elaborated how the previous TDP regime government failed to resolve pending issues of farmers.

“Even after 75 years of independence, people are still facing problems in the registration of lands. Due to the lack of clarity, they are still making rounds to offices and courts for years,” he said.

CM Jagan said that his pro-poor government had now decided to carry out a comprehensive land survey across the state to put an end to this menace. This survey is the first in Andhra Pradesh in over 100 years.

“No such survey has been conducted in the state in the last 100 years. Latest technologies will be used to ensure records are made transparent which will bring an end to land disputes. 15,000 surveyors have been recruited for this purpose and resurveying the lands will be done with the latest technology at the expense of crores of rupees. We will also be using planes, helicopters, drones, and rovers and marking the correct boundaries, updating the records, and giving the right documents to the deserving ones,” Jagan explained.

Elaborating on the survey, the CM said, “We are going to start the survey in November in 1,500 villages to demark all the lands. Every month we will add more villages and ensure that we complete the process in 1,700 villages by next year. We will bring the sub-registrar office to villages to ensure quick redressal of issues.”

Amaravati land survey
Amaravati land survey

Denotification of Lands

In what comes as a huge relief to the poor, the Chief Minister announced that the state government had cleared all the pending files related to denotification of land falling under Section-22A(1).

“We are lifting the prohibition on sale of lands in 355 villages across the state. 35,669 acres of land will be open for registration. For Avanigadda alone, 15,791 acres of land will be free from prohibition from today,” Jagan stated.

The Chief Minister then highlighted how the previous government failed to stand with the poor over resolving the issue of land ownership. In another related development, Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan gave his assent to the amendments under Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) Act, 2014, and Metropolitan Region and Urban Development Authorities (MRUDA) Act, 2016. After this amendment, all Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) citizens of the state can avail benefits of proposed housing schemes of the State or Union govt in Amaravati. Earlier, the benefits of such housing schemes were restricted to villagers covered by the capital city and the capital region area. The state govt can now also introduce changes in the perspective plan, master and infrastructure plans and area and zonal development plans to further develop Amaravati.

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