Andhra Pradesh CM wants land survey completed by June 2023 – ET RealEstate

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AMARAVATI: Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has made it clear that comprehensive land survey should be completed by 2023 as per schedule.

He asked the Cabinet sub-committee to meet once in a week and review the progress. He directed the officials to procure additional equipment if required to meet the deadline.

The CM reviewed the progress of the land survey programme taken up under under YSR-Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku-Bhu Raksha with the officials at the camp office on Thursday.

The chief minister said that AP is the first state in the country to take up comprehensive land survey after 100 years. He directed the officials to take up the programme as a challenge and complete it by June, 2023.

“There will not be any extension of deadline to complete the survey. It is one of the core programmes of the state and put everything in place to complete the survey in a transparent manner,” directed the chief minister.

He said that the survey should be corruption-free. He said that all land records should get updated village-wise soon after the completion of the process. He asked the officials to give land title cards to every farmer at the end of the survey.

The chief minister gave green signal to the Survey and Land Records department to procure additional equipment including drones to complete the targets. He asked the officials to get latest version of software to ready village maps and survey details tamper-proof.

He said that the personnel should be given quality training to finish their job systematically. The chief minister said that the state government is spending huge monies on the programme to provide relief from decades-long land litigations and complications.

He asked the officials to take the support of experts and Survey of India to make the prorgamme a grand success. “We do not want to receive a single complaint from the land owner or farmer about the survey process. The officials should keep in mind that the programme was taken up to provide scientific solution to land related litigations but not to see new troubles to crop up,” said Jagan.

He said that he would review the progress every month and ministers should take stock of the situation every week.

The officials promised the chief minister that they would complete the project as per the timelines fixed by him. Ministers Dharmana Krishnadas, Botcha Satyanarayana, Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, chief secretary Dr Adtiyanath Das, CCLA Nirabh Kumar Prasad, senior officials Gopalakrishna Dwivedi, Usha Rani, Siddartha Jain, VG Venkata Reddy were also present.

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Committees formed to monitor land resurvey in Andhra Pradesh – ET RealEstate

VIJAYAWADA: The government has constituted state and district-level committees to monitor the land resurvey project being carried out across the state. A pilot project was conducted in Jaggaiahpet assembly constituency area after which the programme was extended to the rest of the state.

Once the survey is completed, permanent ownership pattas would be issued to owners for the first time in the state after more than 100 years.

Orders were issued on Thursday constituting the committees to monitor the ‘YSR Jagananna Shaswatha Bhu Hakku Mariyu Bhu Raksha Pathakam’ resurvey project. “The committees, both at the state and at the district level would issue directions to officials for proper implementation and timely completion of various activities of the project,” the order said.

Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy would be the chairman of the state-level committee, chief secretary Adithyanath Das would be the vice-chairman, while the commissioner of survey settlements and land records would be the member convener. The chief commissioner of land administration, principal secretaries of finance, revenue, panchayati raj, municipal administration, mines and geology are members of the committee. Experts from the survey and IT fields can also be included in the committee.

At the district level, the collector would be the chairman while the assistant director of survey and land records will be the member convener. The government has appointed joint collectors, municipal commissioners, deputy collectors, revenue divisional officers and district panchayat officers as members.

Meanwhile, the chief minister has directed officials to prepare an action plan for successful implementation of the Union government’s new education policy. Jagan, who held a review meeting on Nadu-Nedu programme at his Tadepalli camp office on Thursday, asked officials to ensure that not a single employee is laid off from schools and Anganwadi centres.

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Andhra Pradesh to begin construction of Jagananna Colonies from June 1 – ET RealEstate

AMARAVATI: The Andhra Pradesh government is all set to launch construction for its ambitious housing for the poor scheme – Jagananna Colonies – from next month.

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Wednesday that construction of houses in Jagananna Colonies will start from June 1.

Under the programme to be implemented in two phases, around 28.30 lakh houses are to be constructed on YSR Jagananna layouts across the state.

During a review meeting held here on Wednesday, the Chief Minister directed the officials to complete the groundwork by May 25.

He insisted that the works should not be held up by the Covid curfew, and construction activities should be held from 6 am to 12 noon, adding that water and electricity facilities should be provided in the colonies immediately as they are important to start construction work.

He said the construction of these houses during the pandemic will contribute to economic growth as workers will get work and also business transactions will continue due to the purchase of steel, cement and other materials.

The Chief Minister is planning to approach the Central government for additional funds for the housing project as the houses are being constructed on a large scale.

Officials said that after the construction work begins in June, the basements will be completed by September, walls will be built by December and the houses will be completed by June 2022.

Municipal and Urban Development Minister Botsa Satyanarayana, Housing Minister Cherukuvada Sriranganatha Raju, and other senior officials were present at the review meeting.

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Andhra Pradesh CM tells officials to involve farmers in land survey – ET RealEstate

VIJAYAWADA: Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday told the officials to involve farmers in the comprehensive land survey being conducted in the state.

Holding a review meeting with the officials at his Tadepalli camp office, the chief minister wanted the senior officials to review the progress of the survey on weekly-basis. He wanted the officials to ensure the presence of the farmers or the owners of the lands when the survey is done. He also directed them to take up jungle clearance to help the farmers and finally install the survey stones, fixing boundaries.

The chief minister also cautioned the officials against resorting to any sort of corruption in the entire process of survey and issuance of the YSR Jagananna Saswatha Bhoomi Hakku-Bhoomi Rakshana card to the farmers.

He said there should be no delay in the supply of stones as the land survey will be completed soon and added that no money should be collected from farmers for setting up boundary stones. He said one hoarding should be placed in every village and ward secretariat with details of government schemes and programmes and permanent hoardings be set up in important junctions.

The chief minister directed the officials to open sub-registrar offices at the village and ward secretariats, where the land transactions are to be done henceforth.

The officials informed the chief minister that SOP (Standard Ownership Policy) has been prepared for comprehensive land survey of 17,460 villages and 47,861 habitations in an area of 1.26 lakh km across the state. They said the survey is being conducted in 13 villages, per village in each district, and then in 51 villages, with one village in each division, and 650 villages with one village in each mandal in the first phase.

They said collection of comprehensive information in 51 villages was completed and the survey would be completed by July. The survey using drones is completed in 545 villages out of 650 villages. They further said that they have collected 2,693 images of agricultural lands and habitations and the survey will be completed by January 2022.

The officials told the chief minister that said the second phase of the comprehensive land survey will start in February 2022 and will be completed by October 2022. The third phase will start in November 2022 and will be completed by April 2023, the officials added.

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