The revenue department has received as many as 35,579 applications seeking regularization of houses ever since the department issued an open notice asking people to seek the benefit of the scheme. These applicants have collectively acquired 1,237 acres of government land in the district. The state government announced the scheme in 2015.
Of these applications, only 1,563 applications have been cleared and 5,595 applications rejected. The remaining 30,000-odd applications are yet to be cleared by the department. Most of the houses have been constructed on gomal land (cow grazing yard) illegally and the revenue department is finding it difficult to regularize them as there will be no government land left in many villages to built hospitals, schools and other facilities after regularization.
Suresh Itnal, additional deputy commissioner, said the verification of applications under ‘Akrama-Sakrama’ is under process. Due to lack of documentation, many applications have been rejected. The decision on pending applications will be taken soon, he added.
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