Thursday, August 23, 2012

Set aside land for plantation: HC

TNN | Aug 21, 2012, 01.19AM IST

HYDERABAD: Stressing on the need to protect the common property resources of villages, justice L Narasimha Reddy of the high court has directed the district collector of Chittoor to instruct tehsildars to earmark 1% of the total land in a village or 10 acres of land for grazing and plantation purposes.

The court also asked the principal secretary, revenue, to consider the feasibility of implementing this directive across the state. The judge passed this order after hearing a writ plea filed by Ch Veeraiah of Chittoor district who urged the court to safeguard 11 acres of public land that was being used as a common property resource (CPR) in Chenakavaripalle village of Sodum mandal.

The judge directed the authorities against alienating public land to any party and asked them to put in place protective measures around the land. The authorities were directed to file their replies within four weeks.

The High Court order has been attached below.

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