Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday said that the path-breaking Dharani, the one-stop portal for all issues relating to state property, would emerge as the country’s trend-setter.
“The days have passed when people, particularly farmers, had to round up different offices for transactions, including registration and mutation, sometimes greasing corrupt officials’ palms,” he said.
Speaking at a meeting following the inauguration of the Moodu Chintalapally portal in the Medchal-Malkajgiri district, the Chief Minister claimed that Telangana had made considerable progress in all sectors, including the economy, electricity, agriculture , industry and irrigation, and that the Dharani portal was an important step in resolving issues relating to state property.
With this practise, there are now direct titles of around 1.45 lakh crore acres of land in the state. This was not an easy task but one which we had to take up,” he said.
Chandrashekhar Rao said he always disagreed with people who described Telangana as a backward zone, pointing out that the State Government had taken numerous creative steps to resolve the problems and problems facing Telangana immediately after achieving the hard-fought statehood in 2004.
“No, it’s not a place of backwardness. “No, it’s not a place of backwardness. “It has all the potential to lead the nation on all fronts and we have demonstrated this post-state development,” he said, adding that the per capita income in the state has more than doubled from Rs 63,000 in 2011-12 to Rs 2.28 lakh now, which is a strong indication of its success and prosperity.
The launch of the revenue portal was bound to have an impact across the region, the Chief Minister said, as both the Union and other state governments will now be under pressure to enact similar steps to ensure transparency in land transactions and to simplify procedures.
“Even before the official launch of the portal, during the trial run over the past three to four days, officials registered heavy traffic as thousands of people were accessing Dharani not only from the state but also from other countries as they were keen to understand the operation of the portal and its uniqueness,” said Chandrashekhar Rao.
Launching a one-of-its-kind portal would enable hassle-free transactions, whether registration or mutation, and all of these with a minimum human interface, he said, adding that it should take no more than 20 minutes for the entire process to complete. (INN)