NALSAR and AP govt sign a MoU to take up massive Rs 1000 cr land survey project

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Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh on Monday signed a MoU with NALSAR’s Centre for Tribal and Land Rights (CTLR) for providing legal support for the prestigious resurvey project of Government of Andhra Pradesh (YSR Jagananna Saswatha Bhoo Hakku Mariyu Bhoo Raksha Padhakam)

According to an official statement issued by the NALSAR, its after more than 100 years, the AP government has undertaken a massive resurvey of agricultural and non-agricultural lands. This ambitious project is expected to be executed in a period of 3-years with a budget outlay of Rs 1000 cr. Every parcel of land in the state is going to be surveyed and numbered with geo-quadrants.

This project requires lot of legal support in drafting, reviewing and preparing legal documents; imparting training; undertaking legal research; resolving land disputes; and spreading legal awareness among the farmers.  The Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy is very keen on completing the project as early as possible helping the farmers and involving CTLR, NALSAR for taking required legal support. Towards this the State Government and NALSAR University has signed a MoU.

NALSAR  has undertaken several activities including assisting the State of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and the Centre in drafting land legislations; trained about one thousand paralegals who helped in resolving more than one million land problems of the poor; provided training to various stakeholders working on land (revenue, forest and tribal welfare officials); and undertaken several legal literacy initiatives.