The Sikh community in Sikh Chowni, Rajendra Nagar, Rangareddy district is excited to begin the process of legalizing their ancestral lands. They believe that these lands were granted to them by the Nizam centuries ago. So far, over 900 households have submitted applications for regularization of their lands in accordance with G.O. No. 118 issued by the government.
The Mandal Revenue Officer of Rajendra Nagar, K. Chandrasekhar, has stated that the regularization process for land in Survey Number 289/1-6 is being conducted under the authority of G.O. No. 118. Out of the 915 applications received, 726 have been successfully processed resulting in the execution of conveyance deeds for 355 beneficiaries. However, approximately 50 pending applications remain as of Tuesday.
Conveyance deeds are being executed upon payment of a registration fee of Rs 250 per square yard, as set by the government. Applications seeking regularization of land up to 1,000 square yards are being accepted, and conveyance deeds are being granted to eligible beneficiaries upon the payment of the registration fee.
Ten cases of familial disputes have emerged during the conveyance deed execution process. However, two of these disputes have been amicably resolved thus far, and officials remain hopeful that the remaining conflicts will be resolved before the conclusion of the process.
To determine the precise count of eligible individuals in the area to be included under the order, four teams of revenue officials conducted a thorough survey. A comprehensive report was submitted to the Rangareddy district collector, serving as the foundation for the release of G.O. Ms. No. 118.
The beneficiaries, predominantly Sikhs, believe that the land they have inhabited for generations was bestowed upon them by HEH the Nizam several centuries ago as a gesture of gratitude for the cavalry support provided by Maharaja Ranjeet Singh during the Nizam’s tax collection endeavors in the erstwhile Hyderabad State.