Mangaluru, Nov 17 2018: While requests for correction in the Record of Rights, Tenancy and Crops (RTC) and other revenue records dominated among the applications, the day long District Revenue Adalat also dealt with complaints of life threats by illegal sand extractors to owners of Kumki and Patta land. There was a request to hold the adalat once in six months to prevent delay by officials in disposing applications.
Nearly 170 applications from the five taluks were processed during the Revenue Adalat chaired by DK DC Sasikanth Senthil S. and Additional Deputy Commissioner Kumar. Urban Development and Housing Minister U.T. Khader, who is also the district in-charge Minister and Principal Secretary (Revenue) Rajkumar Khatri participated.
Most of the 111 applications filed for the adalat scheduled on November 12 were disposed, while time was taken for disposing of the 60-odd applications filed on Friday. The adalat was cancelled on November 12 following the death of Union Minister Ananth Kumar.
Among the applications filed for the change in revenue records included one filed by Lingappa Gowda, a resident of Bantwal taluk. He wanted authorities to remove the name of his brother Channappa Gowda, who is reportedly missing for more than five years, from the RTC of the ancestral agriculture land he was presently cultivating. DK DC Senthil directed the jurisdictional village accountant to guide applicant Gowda on how to apply for the change.
Kasturi Surendranath Rai from Mangaluru filed an application for inclusion of her name in the new RTC of her ancestral land. DC Senthil told the representative of the person that the same was not necessary and asked him to apply for Urban Property Ownership Register.
Owners of patta lands in Amblamogaru and Harekala kudru (islands) complained to DC Senthil about life threats they were receiving from persons allegedly involved in illegal extraction of sand from the Netravati riverbed in Adyar. The residents alleged that the personnel involved had illegally occupied their Patta lands. DC Senthil promised to visit the area shortly.
Adam Henthar, a retired Sheristadar of a court in Bantwal who is into organic farming on his land in Koila, asked Mr. Senthil to hold Revenue Adalat once every six months. This, he said, will prevent Revenue Department personnel from delay in disposal of applications seeking change in RTCs and other records.