Karimnagar: Shortage of government land surveyors badly affected the purification of land records programme taken up by the state government. The shortage gives scope to irregularities in the much-hyped purification of land records programme being considered as preparation of ground to sanction Rs 4,000 financial assistance to farmers for two crops by next academic year by the state government.
The state government is recruiting private-licensed land surveyors on temporary basis for three months to clear land disputes among the farmers by marking the boundaries in the state. A number of land disputes remained unresolved with the failure of agriculture and revenue officials to identify boundaries of land under purification of land records programme due to the shortage of land surveyors in the villages. There appeared to be difference in the area of land mentioned in the patta passbooks and land on the ground.
Most of the farmers say that the revenue and agriculture officials concerned have failed to show the farmers their lands with boundaries given in the patta passbooks during their land survey. The land survey required the land surveyors to fix the boundaries to the said land owned by a particular farmer in the village.
Rajanna Sircilla district administration has recruited privately licensed land surveyors for three months to be involved in the purification of land records in the district and elsewhere. Candidates having licensed surveyor certificate obtained from the Commissioner of Survey and land records are eligible and may be employed by the government for three months.
District level officer of Rajanna Sircilla said the district administrations where various irrigation projects and reservoirs and canals are being taken up are badly in need of surveyors to speed up land acquisition from the farmers to speed up the works in the respective districts in the state. For example, Kaleshwaram project’s 9 and 10th package works are going on in Rajanna Sircilla district....