Tribals get land rights deed
Over 32,000 families benefit
‘Land distribution only way out to eradicate poverty’
Over 3.30 lakh acres distributed in three districts
BHADRACHALAM: Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara
Reddy said the independence achieved through great struggles of freedom
movement would have a meaning only when poverty is eradicated.
Giving away the rights deed (Hakku param) issued
to the tribal beneficiaries restoring their rights on the forest lands
under the Forest Rights Act, 2006, at a public meeting here, he said
poverty eradication would be possible only with distribution of lands.
He said that over 32,000 tribal families from
Khammam, Warangal and West Godavari districts were given the “hakku
patram” enabling them to assert their right over 3.30 lakh acres of
forest land. It would go down the history as a great event.
It would merit a mention in the Guinness Book of
records as well.
The tribals had got their rights restored in
over 2.5lakh acres in Khammam, 59,000 acres in
and 20,000 acres in west
Godavari. It is no mean achievement and we take pride in
being part of the great exercise, declared the Chief Minister.
He said that the tribes cultivating the forest
lands rather clandestinely till now, have become the rightful owners of
the land because of the implementation of the Forest
20 lakh acres
The Congress government had distributed 20 lakh
acres of land during the past five years (Out of 66 lakh acres
distributed so far in the State after
Another three lakh acres would be distributed in couple of weeks.
The Chief Minister said that Andhra Pradesh was
in the grip of severe drought-like conditions and completion of the
irrigation projects taken up by the State government would help tackle
Over three lakh acres of land in Khammam would
get irrigation facility under the Rajiv Sagar lift scheme.
The works on the lift scheme were in full
progress, the Chief Minister added.
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