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Kamareddy farmers petition HC against proposed master plan

Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent

Published on: January 9, 2023 | Updated on: January 10, 2023
Kamareddy farmers have moved the Telangana High Courtagainst themaster plan.  (Representational Image: DC)

Kamareddy farmers have moved the Telangana High Courtagainst themaster plan. (Representational Image: DC)

HYDERABAD: Some farmers from Kamareddy district, who are opposing the state government’s draft master plan for their municipality, have moved the Telangana High Court against the master plan.

T. Srinivas Singh and other 39 farmers from Rameshwarpally village in Kamareddy mandal urged the court to direct the state government against any master plan for Kamareddy municipality.

Justice P. Madhavi Devi heard the petition on Monday and sought the government’s response by Wednesday.

The petitioners submitted that their patta lands in 35 survey numbers in the said village have been classified as recreational (parks, playground and open spaces) in the draft copy of the master plan. They brought to the notice of the court about government lands abetting their patta lands in survey No. 82 to an extent of acres 70-02 guntas, survey No. 208 to an extent Ac. 88-39 guntas and survey No. 253 to an extent Ac. 71-15 guntas specifying them under urbanisable residential zone.

 T. Srujan Kumar Reddy, counsel for the petitioners, submitted that the authorities had not responded to the farmers’ request for alterations to notify government lands, adjacent to patta lands as recreational by converting such lands as residential areas. He also said that the authorities are planning to take away lands of the petitioners.

K.A. Paul, founder of Praja Shanthi party, came to the court and pointed out that the police were beating farmers, who were protesting against the draft master plan. The court cautioned him to stay quiet.

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