APCRDA to register farmers’ plots on the day of allocation

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Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) would help the farmers of the capital villages to get their plots registered on the same day of allocation.

Speaking at a sensitization workshop organized for the CRDA staff on Friday, APCRDA Commissioner Cherukuri Sreedhar asked the officials not to make the farmers run around the government offices for registration. He said that the farmers have made highest sacrifice by giving their lands to the government in pooling for the capital city construction. The APCRDA is now giving developed plots to the farmers in both residential and commercial areas in return for their lands, he said. He wanted the officials to make sure that these plots are registered in the name of the beneficiary farmers on the same day of allocation.

He directed the officials to ensure that the registration number is generated the very moment when the farmers submit 9.14 form. He also wanted the officials to generate supplementary agreement and registration of plot on the same day. He asked the officials to open help desks for the farmers in the APCRDA offices in all the villages.

The Commissioner said that the APCRDA would also pay the registration charges, stamp duty and other expenses on behalf of the farmers. This would amount to Rs 1.25 crores, he said and added that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had cleared the project.

The APCRDA commissioner also instructed the officials to take over the government lands in all the capital villages. This process has to be completed in the next 15 days, he said and added that the peg marking survey and jungle clearance in these lands is in progress and wanted the officials to monitor the work and ensure that it is also completed at the earliest.

The CRDA commissioner also instructed the officials to help the landless poor and the youth in the villages to register their names for pension and employment respectively. This registration can be done at the Mee Seva centers, he said.

He further said that the government had sanctioned 5,000 houses in the capital villages for the eligible beneficiaries. These houses would come in 650 square yards at a cost of Rs 6.50 lakh each of which the State and the Central governments would share 50 per cent, while the beneficiary would have to pay the remaining.

Sreedhar said that the APCRDA in the last two years had done a lot of work and had faced several difficulties in pooling the land and planning for the capital city. The experiences are to be taken by every employee to further the activities of the APCRDA in the days to come, he added. He said that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely had appreciated the sacrifice of the farmers who had given their lands for the State. In recognition of their sacrifice, the Central government had given Capital Gains tax exemption to the farmers, which is a welcome move, he added.

Guntur District Joint Collector Krutika Shukla said that the administration was getting ready for land acquisition under 2013 Act as some of the farmers have not given their lands in pooling. This process would be completed shortly, she said.

APCRDA lands director BL Chennakesava Rao, chief engineer Kasi Visweswara Rao, planning director R Ramakrishna Rao, development promotion director V Ramudu and other officials were present.

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