Rights for the Landless

Bangalore State

Property papers handed over to ten thousands of beneficiaries 

Ten thousand residents of the five talukas in the district of Bangalore Urban received the deed paper for the land they have built their houses on. The beneficiaries under this scheme are the people who had built their houses on lands they did not possess. Under Sec 94C and 94CC of the Karnataka Land Revenue Act, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy handed over the property papers in an event held in the Bengaluru Palace Grounds.

Vijay Shankar, Deputy Commissioner for the Revenue Department, says, “The event is organized for the poor people who although have roofs of their own but no rights on the land they live on. After receiving the property papers they will not only have legal rights on the land but also will be able to take loans against the land and further develop their houses.”

The beneficiaries belong to the five talukas of Bangalore Urban district: North, South, East, Yelahanka and Anekal.

This distribution of property papers is under the Revenue Department. In its first phase, the scheme extends to ten thousand people.

Ventaka Lashma, a resident of Yelahanka taluka, said,” The Chief Minister will give the property papers today and nobody can throw me out of my land. I have been living there for 10 years now.”

The subsequent phases of the scheme have not been announced yet.