HYDERABAD: After a six-month marathon exercise on government land, the Hyderabad district administration has discovered 66 acres litigation-free government land, worth hundreds of crores, in its jurisdiction.
Based on the instructions of the Andhra Pradesh Land Management Authority (APLMA), which was set up to review status of government land in the state, the Hyderabad district administration had taken up the survey on government land located in 16 mandals (Amberpet, Ameerpet, Asifnagar, Bahadurpura, Bandlaguda, Charminar, Golconda, Himayathnagar, Khairatabad, Marredpally, Musheerabad, Nampally, Secunderabad, Saidabad, Shaikpet and Trimulgherry) in the district.
The district administration provided Tablet phones to tahsildars to capture the images of government land in their jurisdiction and collate data like survey number, town survey land record (TSLR) number, area, extent and vacant.
“Based on the feedback given by tahsildars, 66-acre clear and litigation-free government land was found in 119 parcels identified in 16 mandals in Hyderabad district. Shaikpet has the largest extent of litigation-free government land, 10.02 acre, followed by Saidabad,” Hyderabad collector Mukesh Kumar Meena told TOI.
“Now, our reasonability is to protect government land. So far, the district administration has completed construction of compound walls around 30 of 119 parcels and permission was granted to construct compound walls for the rest. We hope to complete construction of compound walls by March,” he added.
The district administration has asked departments like education, women and child welfare, social welfare, BC, SC, ST welfare and minority welfare to send proposals for construction of schools, hostels and other structures on the 66-acre government land. “We have a proposal to construct group housing on government land. Nearly, 2.50 lakh applications seeking land are pending with us for the past five years, but it is not possible to go ahead as the extent of land is less. We need at least 10 acres in one parcel,” replied the collector.