THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Every person who is eligible for title deed must be provided with it in a time- bound manner overcoming legal and technical hurdles associated with it. In this regard, the State Government is ready to provide any help, be it Central Government support or deploying additional staff, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here on Tuesday.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Revenue Day celebrations at VJT Hall.
He said the government has great expectations about the Revenue Department on title deed distribution and implementation of Zero Landless (citizens) Kerala project. “The number of applicants seeking land in the state is 2.43 lakh. This number may go up as there are more eligible persons who are still unaware of this. We are bound to provide land to all of them. Even if the Revenue Department is short of sufficient land, they have to find and meet the needs,’’ Chandy said.
The Chief Minister said the cost of land comes three to five times the expense of building a house. It is here the Zero Landless (citizens) Kerala Project becomes significant. He also called for a favourable stand from people with excess land for this purpose. Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash, who presided over the function, said that in the Revenue Survey Adalat, 3,31,000 complaints were settled in 13 districts. ‘’This is a collective achievement with the joint effort of Revenue and Survey Department employees. Even after the adalat, we have been receiving nearly 20,000 fresh complaints. We hope to find solutions to 3.5 lakh complaints when the adalat in Ernakulam is over by February 27,’’ said Adoor Prakash.
Award distribution for best district collectors, sub-collectors and Revenue officials was performed by the Chief Minister and Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala. Health Minister V S Sivakumar was also present.