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CM to launch 6th phase of land distribution on Saturday

Hyderabad, Nov 2 : Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will launch the sixth Phase of Land Distribution at a public meeting near the Ganesh Circle at Puttaparthy of Anantapur District on Saturday.

About 83,000 acres will be distributed to 57,000 landless people in 21 districts during the 6th Phase from November 3rd to 10th. Each beneficiary will be handed over a set of official documents containing ‘D’ form patta with security features, pattedar passbook, title deed, Field Measurement Book (FMB), Adangal and possession panchanama to ensure peaceful possession of lands by the beneficiaries. This is also to avoid disputes with the others and keeping in view the problems faced by the beneficiaries. The land identified for landless poor would be alienable, cultivable and assignable.

Of the initial target of distributing one lakh acres of land under the sixth phase of the land distribution programme, about 83,000 acres have been identified till date and more will be identified very soon. The 57,000 beneficiaries include 18,600 SCs, 19,800 STs, 23,000 BCs, 3,800 minorities and 8,000 others. The land will be distributed through the Ministers, MLA and MLC concerned in the State.

The District-wise extent of land identified and to be distributed in the 6th Phase are as follows: Srikakulam District (identified land – 960.82 acrs); Vizianagaram – 3,928.17; Visakhapatnam – 3,896.6; East Godavari – 3,341.31; West Godavari – 546.10; Krishna – 83.29; Guntur – 1,262.32; Prakasam – 4,858.90; Nellore – 10,493.17; Ananthapuram – 11,982.99; Chittoor – 10,339.51; Kurnool – 3,033.75; Kadapa – 5,060.37; Adilabad – 2,709.42; Karimnagar – 2,050.13; Khammam – 4,492.12; Warangal – 5,494.37; Rangareddy – 1,876.39; Mahaboobnagar – 2,214.75; Medak – 1,286.11 and Nalgonda – 2,405.26 acres. The total identified land so far is 82,815.85 acres.

It may be stated here that the State Government has already distributed a record 7.17 lakh acres to 5.1 lakh landless poor families in the 5th phase of the programme after 2005. The government settled all the disputes except for very few extent of land.. Cases were pending in various courts on these lands.

Meanwhile, the government appointed special deputy collector in each district to review the implementation of the Koneru Ranga Rao Committee recommendation on the land distribution to the landless poor. The officials were also asked to implement the prevention of transfer of land provision strictly.

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