On Saturday Shabbir Ali who is a Deputy leader of the Congress in the Legislative Council and former minister accused CM KCR of allowing land conversions and putting up Telangana government lands for outright sale.
In press meeting Mr Shabbir Ali said that “Even parks, nurseries and green belt areas are not spared”.
Of the 25, 23 were issued from January 5 to 8. He said over 145 acres of land in HMDA limits have been converted from conservation zone to residential use through seven GOs. One such GO (Ms 15) was issued on October 28. He said all lands nursery, open spaces and even parks have been converted. The government issued two GOs changing land use from parks to residential in Warangal district.
In Kamareddy of Nizamabad district 17.5 acres of industrial and green belt were converted for residential use.
He said in Hyderabad that the Congress had welcomed the government’s decision to regularize up to 125 sq yards of encroachments. However, the state is on a selling spree of all lands. If this continues, then there will be no land left.
Mr. Ali said demanded that the state government cancel all the GOs and stop issuing further G.Os on the issue to save people and to save the environment. The cash-strapped TRS government is aiming to raise funds through all possible means. The former minister appealed to NGOs and environmentalists to rise to the occasion and oppose the change of conservation zones in the state, especially in the city’s outskirts.