Hyderabad: After the bitter results of GO 58 and 59 for regularisation of government lands, revenue officials are facing the same experience in the regularisation scheme for urban land ceiling assets.
Officials had expected about 6,000 applications from Hyderabad for nearly 685 acres but public response has been very poor. Officials from Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts have received only 4,500 applications.
Officials had targeted about Rs 1,000 crore revenue towards the regularisation under GOs 58 and 59 but ended up with Rs 200 crore.
In the ULC lands scheme, officials now estimate they can raise Rs 300 crore against the target of Rs 1,000 crore. The poor results were attributed to lack of an awareness drive and ULC land owners not being served notices to regularise holdings.
As per the GO-92, land registered before May 26, 2016, would be regularised. The GO also stated that applicants should pay 25 per cent of the land value to the government in case of plots less than 250 square yards, 50 per cent for 250-500 square yards and 75 per cent for more than 500 square yards (except lands larger than 3,000 square yards).
An official said that the government was planning to give another chance to other 2,200 applicants....