Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has directed officials to take steps to settle legal disputes related to ownership of land in the state. He said several lakh acres of government land are involved in legal wrangles, and if such cases are disposed off in favour of the government, land worth Rs 3-4 lakh crore would come under control of the state.
The chief minister held a review meeting with the advocate general and law department officials on land related court cases in general and Bathukamma Kunta land in particular. Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao also requested the chief minister to protect Bathukamma Kunta land in Amberpet which is allegedly encroached upon by certain individuals.
K Chandrasekhar Rao said that Bathukamma Kunta was a water source for agriculture in Hyderabad and it has been gradually encroached upon by land grabbers in the past few decades. He directed officials to take over such lands by resolving all sorts of legal issues. The chief minister further said that during Nizam’s rule, several lakh acres were brought under the control of the government but huge tracts of land were being encroached upon by many people.
Source: The Times of India