Agricultural property registration on ‘Dharani portal’ begins in Telangana

South India

The registration of non-agriculture properties would commence after 20 days

Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Monday, November 2, launched commencement of registrations of agricultural properties through Dharani, a key initiative of TRS Chief Minister K Chandrashekhara Rao to the registration process corruption and hassle free.

The top official kicked off the facility by handing over the first registered copies to an individual, who made a gift deed on his wife's name at the Shamshabad Tahasildar office. The chief minister had launched the Dharani portal on October 29.

On the first day so far, 946 persons paid the fee for registration and another 888 farmers booked slots on the Dharani portal for registering their properites on a later date, according to The New Indian Express. Property owners can book a slot on the portal after paying Rs 200 at Mee Seva Centres.

The registration of properties started in 570 mandals across Telangana, excluding Hyderabad. The registration of non-agriculture properties would commence after 20 days, the chief secretary said.

The Chief Secretary said that registrations would be done in a transparent and real-time manner with the launch of the Dharani portal. The mutation of properties too would be completed along with the registration.

Launching the portal, he said that Dharani would be a trendsetter in the country as many states were keenly following it to replicate the process in their respective territories. He claimed that it would put an end to illegal transactions.

Under the initiative, all the open plot owners have to get their property registered on Dharani. If they do not want to make their properties visible, they can opt for ‘hide’ option. Dharani backup is completely protected. If anybody loses his or her land title through Dharani malpractices, the government will pay compensation to the land owner.

KCR said he had decided to put an end to land issues in the state five years ago and began working towards finding a permanent solution. The land records updation programme was one such initiatives. “Even CMO officials and others had doubts if we would be able to achieve the desired results. But I decided to go ahead. We held about 200 meetings on Dharani,” he claimed (with inputs from agencies)

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