Hyderabad, Sept 8 (INN): Revenue Minister Dr N Raghuveera Reddy on Sunday informed that the State Government was planning to distribute about 1.30 lakh acres of agriculture land among poor farmers.
Addressing a press conference here, the minister said that the government would acquire private land, if required, to distribute the same among poor people. He said that so far, the government has distributed 78 lakh acres of land while 54 lakh acre of land was still available with the government. He also claimed that the almost 90 per cent recommendations made by the Koneru Ranga Reddy Committee on Land Distribution have been implemented by the government.
The minister informed that all land records have been computerised and almost 90 per cent of services being sought through Mee Seva services were related to Revenue Department. He also said that the AP Land Management Authority would issue notices to allottees to take back the unutilised land given by government.
Earlier, Raghuveera Reddy chaired an all-party meeting at the office of Chief Commissioner Land Administration to discuss the Draft National Land Reforms Policy issued by the Centre on July 24, 2013. Of 12 points mentioned the draft, the State Government has raised objections on two points on extent of Magani lands and distribution of endowment/wakf lands in parcels of 15 acres each. The minister said that the government could not distribute endowment and Wakf lands as they are governed by separate laws.
CPM State Secretary B Raghavulu and CPI Kisan Cell Incharge Ramakrishna, who participated in the all-party meeting, demanded that the State Government should accept the Centre’s draft in toto. They also demanded that the land in Hyderabad’s outskirts which was allotted to different companies for various projects should be taken back if it has remained unutilised. (INN)