Hyderabad, Dec 20 – The Telangana state CPI unit on Tuesday demanded the State government to convene an all-party meeting to discuss and address the lacunae in the Dharani portal.
Dharani portal, introduced by the previous Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) government led by former chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) in October 2020, was one of the major factors for the defeat of the BRS in the recent assembly elections in the state.
In his letter addressed to Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy, CPI National Executive Member and former MLA Chada Venkat Reddy urged him to conduct a digital survey of lands based on survey numbers.
The land surveys were conducted in Telangana some 90 years ago and there were many land disputes in the absence of boundary survey stones, he said.
Huge lands belonging to Endowments, WAKF and Bhoodan Yagna were getting encroached in the state, he alleged.
Middle class people and farmers were committing suicides due to land disputes, he added.
The CM, who recently held a review with the officials of the revenue department to discuss the issues concerning the Dharani portal, asked chief commissioner of land administration (CCLA) Naveen Mittal to submit a comprehensive report on the portal within a week.
There had been complaints from lakhs of farmers about their missing land records in the portal due to alleged irregularities in the digitisation process at the block level.
During the election campaign, the Congress announced that it would do away with the Dharani portal and replace it with a fool-proof system called “Bhoomatha.”