20.24 lakh Dalit farmers get ownership rights on Assigned lands


Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy bestowed full ownership rights to the beneficiaries of assigned lands, village service Inam lands and on LPS (Land Purchase Scheme) lands benefitting 20,24,709 poor people with an extent of 35, 44, 866 acres of land.

At a public meeting at Nuzvid of Eluru district on Friday, the Chief Minister formally launched the handing over of title deeds to 15, 21, 160 farmers who have completed 20 years of assignment on 27, 41, 698 acres of land.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, he said that 1, 61,584 farmers will also henceforth enjoy free hold rights over 1, 58,113 acres of village service Inam lands placed under the prohibited Section 22-A. The Chief Minister also distributed 46,463 acres of assigned land to 42, 307 poor people afresh and handed over lease deeds to 17, 768 people allotting them 9064 acres of river side lands (lanka bhoomulu) besides allotting 951acres to dalit burial grounds in 1563 villages across the State. Similarly, 22, 346 farmers, who have purchased lands obtaining loans from SC Corporation under the LPS, will have freehold rights over 22, 837 acres of land, he said, adding that their loans are also waived.

Listing out the benefits being accrued to the people through various reforms undertaken in land administration, the Chief Minister said that 17.53 lakh farmers have received permanent title deeds and 45,000 boundary disputes have been resolved through the land resurvey taken up after 100 years under the YSR Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha programme.He said that land resurvey has been completed in 4000 out of 17,460 villages in the first two phases and registrations are being done at these village secretariats.

The Chief Minister said that, in the last 53 months, Government has provided permanent solution to the dotted lands issue benefiting 1,07,134 farmers and benefitted 1,30,368 tribal farmers with RoFR pattas giving ownership over 2, 87, 710 acres besides giving DKT pattas to 26, 287 tribals giving ownership on 39, 272 acres.He said full rights have also been restored to 22, 042 beneficiaries by delisting 33, 494 acres of conditional patta lands from Section 22-A.

The Chief Minister said that no other state has done as much as Andhra Pradesh in introducing reforms in land administration, distribution of lands to the landless poor and restoration of full rights to the beneficiaries of assigned lands.

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