Adilabad: Minister for Forests, Environment, Endowments and Housing Allola Indrakaran Reddy termed that the new Revenue Act as a boon to the agrarian community and woes of farmers would be a thing of past. He was addressing participants of a thanksgiving bullock cart and tractor rally taken out by farmers at Narnoor mandal centre on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Indrakaran asserted that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had brought the Revenue Act for eradicating land disputes and encroachments of properties belonging to weaker sections and corruption by certain officials of the revenue department. He said that farmers were forced to move from pillar to post, seeking mutations and minor corrections in the revenue records.

The ordeals of the farmers would end soon with the advent of the Act. And, the menace of the corruption will be rooted out. Various transactions relating to lands can easily be done online. The time involved in getting the records is going to be drastically reduced. The move to abolish the system of Village Revenue Officers was historic. It will usher in a new era,” he remarked.

The minister further said that all sections of the society were welcoming the Act and in particular, farmers were expressing gratitude to Rao for reforming the revenue department. The farmers who were jubilant to witness the historic moment were taking out rallies across the State, thanking and hailing the Chief Minister. It indicates their acceptance to it, he stated.

Assuring that the Act would ensure transparency in the transactions and bribing officials and accepting bribes was an offence, Indrakaran informed that the website, Dharani, would formally be launched by Chandrasekhar Rao on the day of Dasara festival. Farmers would no longer need to roam around the offices of revenue authorities, he added.

Legislators Athram Sakku, Rathod Bapu Rao, Kumram Bheem Asifabad Zilla Parishad Chairperson Kova Laxmi, her counterpart of Adilabad Rathod Janardhan, former Adilabad MP Gedem Nagesh and many others were present.

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