Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s warning to reclaim encroached lands. The scheme has been receiving poor response though the deadline will end on Jan. 19. The Government estimated up to of Rs 5,000 crore from the scheme, but due to few responses they not even crossed Rs 5 crore. The deadline has been extended till January 31. “If the government sells even four small parcels of land in the city, it would earn thousands of crores of rupees. There will be no dearth of funds to Telangana government,” said Mr Rao in a meeting. But the ground realities present a completely contrasting picture.
Till Saturday the Govt received 96,000 applications under ‘free of cost regularisation scheme for the poor’ below 125 sq. Yards that means it will not fetch any money to Govt. Only 1,300 applications were received above 125 sq. Yards.
To regularise a 300 sq. yard plot in posh Jubilee Hills/ Banjara Hills area, a plot owner has to pay Rs 95 lakh for regularisation according to government orders about 4,000 plot owners visited the Shaikpet MRO office but they returned back that they can’t pay huge amount
within the deadline.
K.P said “The government orders are faulty and unrealistic. How is it possible for people from middle and lower income groups to mobilise and pay such a huge amount within 10 to15 days? The government should completely revise and liberalise these norms and extend the deadline to protect the interests of these sections.”
The GOs also lacked clarity whether assigned lands or disputed lands would be regularised or not and the government needs to clarify this immediately he added.