Chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the second phase of Saswatha Bhu Hakku and Bhu Raskha survey at Narasannapeta on Wednesday.
Addressing the gathering, the CM said the government has taken up land survey with advanced technology in more than 17,000 revenue villages across the state.
“Politics means accountability, and people support those who do good to them. We started the land survey exercise a couple of years ago and so far, the government has distributed 7.92 lakh passbooks to farmers after cleansing of land records in 2,000 revenue villages,” he said.He said the sole objective of the survey is to provide litigation-free property to people.
“With this, the government is aiming to put a full stop to all land disputes and thereby empower people with land rights which nobody can challenge in the future,” Jagan added.
In the second phase, the survey would be conducted in 4,000 villages by February 2023, 6,000 villages by May 2023, 9,000 villages by the end of August 2023. “The entire process would be completed even in towns by December 2023. I have seen victims of land-related issues during my padayatra.
Land records were tampered with due to improper maintenance, leaving no scope for survey. Around 80-90% of civil cases are related to land disputes. We decided to carry out the resurvey to curb such disputes. Each farmland would be given a unique identification number. Land mapping would also be done with QR code,” the CM said.
He said around 80 drones, thousands of global navigation satellite systems, even choppers have been pressed into service for the survey. “The state has 2.47 crore survey numbers which include 2.26 crore acres of farmland owned by 1.07 crore farmers in 17,000 villages.
Apart from this, the survey would be conducted in 40 lakh government and private properties in 123 towns and 85 lakh government and private properties in 13,371 village farmlands. We have appointed 13,849 surveyors across the state, in each village and ward secretariat. We have been spending 1,000 crore on modern technology,” he explained.
Once the survey is completed, land sale and purchase registration would start at village secretariats. So far, 47,276 sq/km of drone flying has been completed in 6,819 villages. To date, comprehensive resurvey and cleansing of land records have been done in 2,000 villages.
The CM said his government has been constructing 17 medical colleges in addition to the existing 11 medical colleges. Calling TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu as ‘modern-day Ravana’, he said the opposition has been spreading all kinds of misinformation and lies.