Farm land digital survey in state to begin from June 11

Hyderabad: The Telangana government will take up digital survey of agriculture land on a pilot basis from June 11.
The survey will be taken up in 27 villages, including three from Gajwel assembly constituency, represented by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The CM has asked chief secretary Somesh Kumar to identify the villages in the state.

The CM held a review meeting with officials and representatives of survey agencies on the comprehensive digital land survey at Pragati Bhavan on Wednesday. The chief secretary had held a meeting with representatives of 17 survey agencies on Tuesday and took their suggestions.
KCR said the government had created Dharani portal to protect the land rights of the poor. “With an intention to make Telangana a land disputes-free state, the government is conducting the digital survey of agriculture land. The government’s aim is to conduct digital survey of agriculture land and fix coordinates. Finally, to provide total security and protection to pattadars on a permanent basis,” the CM added.
He said the survey agencies should conduct the digital survey efficiently as it was aimed at providing protection to people’s right on land and also understand the good intention of the government behind it. He also advised them not to view the assignment from a commercial point of view alone but also treat it as a social service being rendered to the farmers.
On the pilot survey, the CM said it should be done in villages where there were no land disputes. Later in villages where there were government and forest department land parcels. “The survey should be conducted in a mixed bunch of villages where there are no disputes and where there are disputes and get field-level experience on the matter. After this, guidelines on the digital survey should be prepared for the total survey in the state. In the later stage, survey of urban land parcels would be taken up,” KCR said.

The CM discussed technologies available and proposed action plan in depth with the representatives of survey agencies. He suggested to them that state-of-the art technology should be utilised so that there should not be any dispute over even an inch of land. He also said that it would be responsibility of the survey agencies to conduct the survey perfectly and any laxity, on their part, the government would not hesitate to take action against them.

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