The Telangana government today took a key decision regarding the registration of non-agricultural properties in the state.
Following the massive criticisms that the Land Regularisation Scheme (LRS) had received from many sections of society, including the opposition parties, realtors and various people's organisations, the government announced that there would no longer be any restrictions on the registration of open plots in authorised layouts, of plots regularised under the LRS, and of buildings and structures covered under the earlier Building Penalisation Scheme or the Building Regularisation Scheme.
A government order regarding the same clarified that those who own existing old lands procured with valid documentation would be able to avail themselves of the registration facility, while any new unregistered plot would not be registered unless it was located in an authorised layout, or the landowner had sought the approval of the relevant authorities before initiating the registration process.
Thus, the owners of existing non-agricultural plots can now apply for registration, after a three-month delay in the commencement of the process.
This will reportedly benefit at least 25.59 lakh applicants seeking to register their non-agricultural assets.
People hope that this will mark the beginning of a truly hassle-free registration system after the state government's new online registration system, marred by constant delays and a host of technical and administrative issues, failed to take off, causing severe economic problems to many.
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