Describing the land resurvey as historic, Minister for Water Resources Management Ambati Rambabu hoped that the land resurvey would resolve all land-related problems and disputes in the state.
The minister participated as chief guest at a programme organised to distribute the documents of land rights here on Tuesday. He paid tributes to Dr. BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambati Rambabu said that the State government had taken up the land resurvey programme in a big way by spending Rs 1,000 crore. He said that in 1920, the then British government had taken up a comprehensive land survey and now the Jagan Mohan Reddy-headed government had taken up a comprehensive land resurvey after 100 years.
He said that several geographical changes had taken place during the last 100 years and the government felt that it was imperative to conduct resurvey.
He said that new documents would be given in place of old documents on the ownership right on the land and described the taking up of land resurvey in a big way as a challenging task. He said that it is a good development that the district administration had formed a team and completed the land re-survey process in 80 villages in the Palnadu district.
He said that the then NTR-headed government in combined AP had brought the mandal system and the present government has established a village secretariat system to take the administration to the people. The minister said that the new districts had formed for the convenience of administration, adding that schools were being renovated under the Nadu-Nedu program. The minister hoped that Palnadu district would be at the forefront and be an ideal district in the state in achieving progress.
MP Lavu Sri Krishnadevarayulu every landowner would be given a land right document after the land resurvey. The seller and buyer of the land would be benefited after the land resurvey as a clear document on the land ownership would be given and indicated the land value would go up after the land resurvey.
Government Whip Pinnelli Ramakrishna Reddy said that land documents would be given to the farmers on a permanent basis to 363 villages pertaining to 13 lakh acres of land and described it as a great feat, adding that most of the grievances received in the Spandana programmes are pertaining to the land disputes.
District Collector L Shiva Shankar informed that the land resurvey process had begun in 80 villages of which the process had been completed in 70. The land survey process had been completed to 4.5 lakh acres out of a total of 13 lakh acres in the district. If there are any errors in the land resurvey documents they would be corrected in the MRO office.
JC A Shyam Prasad and MLA Gopireddy Srinivas Reddy also spoke. DRO Sri Vinayakam, RDOs Sashi Reddy, Rajakumari, and other officials were present.