Telangana, only state to distribute podu land to tribals without any hitch: KTR

Minister Mr KT Rama Rao has said it was the Telangana state that successfully distributed podu land to the tribals. It was a foolproof method. When the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mr Chouhan gave the forest land to tribals, the forest officials declared it illegal. The MP government did not obtain the land details and went ahead with its decision in 2009. Unlike the Madhya Pradesh government, the BRS government head by CM K Chandrasekhar Rao implemented it successfully. A total of four lakh acres of podu land was distributed among the 1.51 lakh tribals abutting the forest across the state. It is unprecedented in the country.

KTR distributed podu land pattas to 1,614 beneficiaries in the Sircilla district and distributed cheques of Rs. 50,000 each to 124 street vendors. Addressing the gathering at the district collectorate on Thursday, he said it was the dream of tribals who have been cultivating the forest land for decades to have rights over them. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who promised to sort out their issue did deliver his promise now.

KCR following the spirit of tribals’ slogan “Mavo nate Mavo Raaj” (our rule in our land), has upgraded all the hamlets to Gram Panchayats. With the state government releasing enough funds for the Gram Panchayats, now all the remote hamlets are having power, water and roads among other facilities. “The opposition parties are after power. Mr KCR is after the welfare of the people. You choose wisely whom you want. Do not waste your vote and instead strengthen Mr KCR by voting for BRS party,” Mr Rama Rao appealed.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao