Hyderabad: Nalgonda, Ranga Reddy, Khammam and Asifabad districts have the dubious distinction of having the largest extents of disputed land in the state.
During the land record purification drive recently undertaken by the revenue department, officials found that 10.37 lakh acres of land in the state was under dispute.
Family disputes over ownership and boundaries account for nearly a half of the land under dispute in the state.
Over 1.11 lakh acres of land is under legal dispute in civil courts, and 42,318 acres is under dispute at revenue courts. 2.04 lakh acres is under dispute between the Forest Department and the Panchayat Raj Department. Another 95,214 acres of land is being disputed under Land Transfer Regulations (LTR), which do not permit the sale or transfer of lands allotted to tribals living in scheduled areas.
Ranga Reddy district has the highest extent of land under dispute in civil courts, 17,118 acres. This is attributed to large-scale encroachment on the outskirts of the city, where the value of real estate is high.
In contrast, Jagitial district has the lowest extent of land under dispute in civil courts, 243 acres.
Nalgonda district has the highest extent of forest land under dispute, 33,121 acres, and Khammam district has the highest extent of land being disputed under the LTR which is 75,987 acres....