Andhra Pradesh CM says state initiated several steps to computerise all land records
Hyderabad: The Chief Minister Mr. N Kiran Kumar Reddy has said that the government has initiated several steps to computerise all land records in the state. Addressing an international conference on 'Paralegal models to resolve land problems of the poor and tribals in India' at Nalsar University, Shamirpet on Saturday, he said that the state is pioneer in land ceiling. Around 55 lakh acres of land have been given to the poor in the state which can be used by the beneficiaries for cultivation. The state government has taken steps for levelling and developing of 30 lakh acres in these 55 lakh acres.
The Chief Minister also said that the government has launched a massive program ‘ Indira Jala Prabha ‘ to benefit six lakh below poverty line SC and ST families on October 2nd, the birth anniversary of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. As part of the scheme the government will provide irrigation facility, drip irrigation and dig bore wells in ten lakh acres belonging to BPL families of SC and ST communities to provide a permanent solution to their livelihood problem. The Chief Minister said that government is launching a pilot project in Chittoor, Khammam and Krishna districts where all the certificates are issued online to the beneficiaries within 15 minutes.
Minimum level of corruption is involved. Steps are being taken to ensure that all the records are having clear title and transactions are clean. Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister for Rural Development, Drinking water and sanitation Shri Jairam Ramesh applauded the Andhra Pradesh government for having a progressive Relief and Rehabilitation package for project affected families and displaced persons. He also appreciated the efforts taken by the Singareni Collieries for environmental management. He said para legal centres will be set up in each of the 60 left wing extremist affected districts in the country. Steps will be taken to solve the land related issues with the help of the para legal centres, the minister added. Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation Shri N Raghuveera Reddy said that the government has distributed seven lakh acres land in five phases to the poor.
Computerisation of all land records has been taken up in the state. The government has launched a series of IT initiatives with a human face. The government has also brought in a act which will enable the licenced cultivators to access loans from the banks. Andhra Pradesh State Director, of Rural Development Institute Shri Sunil Kumar, Prof Madhabhushi Sridhar and Vice Chancellor of NALSAR Prof Veer Singh attended the conference.