The Mysuru district administration has reclaimed over 2,343 acres lands encroached illegally by individuals and organisations in the last few months.
The district administration has drafted an action plan to remove encroachment on government land as per which it planned to reclaim over 12,550 acres of encroached land by January 5. However, it managed to clear only 2,343 acres.
The district administration has settled 726 cases of encroachment.
According to highly-placed official sources, orders have been passed to clear all the 4,905 encroachment cases in the district but the process of reclaiming the land was slow owing to different reasons.
Most of the lands that has been encroached were by farmers, officials sources said, adding that a few private persons had encroached lands for residential purposes or commercial purposes.
The district administration had categorised encroachment in four categories, depending on the size of the encroached land. There are also complaints of land encroachment around Chamundi Hills against which the Kagodu Thimmappa at a public meeting held recently criticised the district administration for not stopping encroachments. The district administration had take a drive to evict all encroachments in the district by the end of this month.
Adminstration had planned to reclaim over 12,550 acres of encroached land by January 5.