HYDERABAD: Hyderabad district officials may soon conduct a survey of lands along with defence authorities to prepare records of all the state government lands falling under defence limits.
Following complaints about irregularities and encroachment of state government lands in defence limits, district administration has taken up the exercise of preparing a record of all the state government lands in the defence area and take steps to protect them from future encroachments.Besides directing staff of revenue and survey departments to prepare land records, Hyderabad collector had also sought help of defence and cantonment officials.
After a field-level survey, as estimated by Hyderabad district revenue officials earlier, about 1,075 acres of state government lands were identified in defence area limits in Hyderabad district. But there are inconsistencies over the possession of those lands. These lands are shown as B1 lands (state government lands in defence limits) in the revenue records, actually they are in possession of some private persons or defence buildings are located in them.
‘’To address these inconsistencies we have to cross check with defence and cantonment land records also,’’ Hyderabad district revenue officer Ashok Kumar said.
But this exercise is not going to be a smooth one for Hyderabad revenue officials as defence authorities do not keep a detailed record of all the B1 lands falling under their limits. Among all B1 lands more than half, about 655 acres are located in Tirumalgherry mandal which is in the heart of Secunderabad Cantonment area.
Defence officials did not maintain records relating to possession of lands. “We have got a basic idea of extent of state lands in defence limits. Now we will ascertain who is in possession of these lands. For this we will take up a joint survey with defence officials,’’ Ashok Kumar said.