Government wants clean land records: Puvvada Ajay Kumar

Transport Minister P Ajay Kumar interacts with residents during his visit to municipal divisions in Khammam on Wednesday.

Khammam: The State government has decided to ensure clean land records in urban areas by feeding them into Dharani web portal, stated Transport Minister P Ajay Kumar.

In a first in the country, the government has has launched purification of agriculture lands and issued pattadar passbooks to nearly 57 lakh farmers in Telangana sometime back.

On similar lines the government has taken up survey to  scrutinise property titles in urban areas and to issue in maroon colour passbooks to house owners, Minister Ajay Kumar told persons here on Wednesday.

He said there were around 68,000 households in Khammam Municipal Corporation limits. The survey would cover registered plots, houses, apartments and houses that were not assessed by the Municipal Corporation for tax payment. The government intends to issue passbooks to unregularised houses built on government lands after the survey.

There were about 73 slum areas in the municipal limits in Khammam. The government would issue collect data of unassessed properties and unregistered lands. The public should provide details of their properties to survey teams, Ajay Kumar suggested.

Later on the day Ajay Kumar visited municipal divisions of 39, 40 and 44 in Khammam and interacted with residents explaining them the importance of the survey.

He told the municipal officials to clear the doubts of residents regarding the survey. The lands on which the poor had built houses would be regularised and that would provide security for their land besides helping them avail loans from the banks.

The Chief Minister K  Chandrashekhar Rao intends to protect the land rights and interests of poorer sections by the property survey. And there was no hidden agenda, Ajay Kumar clarified.

SUDA Chairman B Vijay Kumar, Mayor G Papalal, his deputy B Murali, Collector RV Karnan, Municipal Commissioner Anurag Jayanti, corporator Kamartapu Murali and others were present.

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