One lakh landless families to get land by August 15

Published: 21st December 2012 10:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2012 10:57 AM   |  A+A-

As many as one lakh landless families in the state will be given land before August 15, 2013, Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash said on Thursday.

Replying to a question in the Assembly, Prakash said that there were 2,33,232 landless families in all in the state who have applied for land under the Zero Landless (Citizens) Kerala 2015 Project.

At present, the government held 231.32 hectares of land in the Land Bank which will be distributed to the landless families.  This land was confiscated by the government in connection with 662 cases.  The government plan is to distribute three cents of land each to the landless families. An officer of joint commissioner rank has been appointed to monitor the progress of the project, the Revenue Minister said.  Going by the number of applicants for land, Thiruvananthapuram district tops the list of landless with 39,636 families.

The capital is followed by Ernakulam and Kollam districts with 29,608 and 27,822 families respectively.

Thrissur and Palakkad follow with 27,196 and 20,433 families each.

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