The State government has intensified its efforts to solve the podu land problem in the agency areas of the state.
It was decided to hold village-level meetings with the people with coordination between forest and tribal welfare departments.
The government has identified that there podu land controversy in 4,953 tribal habitations in 23 districts. The forest and tribal welfare departments officials held 4,908 tribal habitations. The officials are yet to hold such meetings in 45 tribal habitations in Khammam, Adilabad, Ranga Reddy, and Nalgonda districts.
The government will be conducting sub-divisional-level meetings from December 8 to 12 and district-level meetings from December 14 to 19.
The chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to find a permanent solution to the podu land problem that has been plaguing both the government and the tribals. He ordered for a detailed study and meetings with the tribals in their habitations with officials.
So far, the tribals gave 2,34,518 complaints pertaining to the 7,75,079 acres of land. The non-tribals made 1,79,835 complaints pertaining to 4,74,217 acres of land. In total, the complaints accounted for 4,14,353 involving 12,49,296 acres of land.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao