HYDERABAD: The district revenue administration has decided to retrieve all unused land allotted to different departments and institutions soon.
According to sources, the district administration has identified about 164 acres of unused government lands which will be retrieved from the department concerned. Already the administration has taken back 20 acres from various departments.
“Government lands were allotted to various departments, institutions and persons for various purposes from time to time. But there are many lands which are left unused. We have decided to take into possession all such lands. Initially we have issued notices to about 138 institutions and persons seeking explanation for keeping the land vacant. We will take back all the lands,” said an official from Hyderabad land administration department.
In response to the notices issued, Hyderabad district officials have received replies from 80 institutions and they have issued final notices to the remaining 58 institutions which have failed to respond.
After examining the replies, district officials will take possession of all the unused government lands. The initiative is being taken as part of a drive to protect government lands in the district. There is severe shortage of government lands in Hyderabad district. Some times we are not able to find land for high priority works like construction of sub stations and rehabilitation of people. Therefore we are focusing on retrieving all vacant lands, issued earlier to various departments and persons. Also there is the danger of encroachment of vacant lands if we don’t keep vigil, added the official.
The officials are planning to construct compound walls around vacant lands to avoid encroachment.