PALAKKAD: The government has issued necessary directions for early disposal of cases pending before Land Tribunals, Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan told a function at the Kila hall in Agali on Monday for distributing title deeds to landless sections and providing financial assistance to Adivasi families which had lost infants.
The bureaucrats should ensure the applications for title deeds are not dumped in village and taluk offices.
The government’s aim is to see there are no landless families by the time it completes the present tenure, the Revenue Minister said. The title deeds in Attappadi were being distributed after surmounting many hurdles.
Presently, the government is engaged in efforts to identify land for distribution to the landless sections.
Another title deed distribution mela will be organised in the district by this year-end, said Chandrasekharan.
Tribal land title deeds for 483.12 acres were distributed to 517 families. Thirty-two Adivasis in Vettilachola colony were handed over possession certificates for 51.62 acres of forest land under the Forest Rights Act, four cents land colony title deeds were distributed to 105 persons and 626 persons were given Land Tribunal-Devaswom land title deeds. The mothers who lost their infants during 2013-14 were each granted `1 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund by the minister.
“The aim of the government is to see the benefits of land reforms percolate down to the Scheduled Castes and Tribes. Those tribals who have been allotted land will be considered for inclusion under the ‘LIFE’ so houses can be built for them,” said A K Balan, SC/ST Welfare Minister.
According to Balan, to prevent the Adivasi youth from dropping out of schools, educated Adivasi youth fluent in tribal dialect will be appointed teachers. N Shamsudheen MLA; district panchayat president K Santhakumari; District Collector P Marykutty; Ottappalam Sub-Collector P B Nooh and presidents of various grama panchayats and officers were present.