India, October 20, 2014: The state government of Telangana has initiated a project to map state-owned lands. According to a report published in English daily, Deccan Chronicle, the contract has been entrusted to Info Maps of Tamil Nadu, and the firm has already began work on some important places in Hyderabad.
While details of the contract available are still sketchy, media reports claims that mapping of Bhadrachalam town has already commenced.
Recently, parts of Bhadrachalam mandal were merged with Andhra Pradesh following bifurcation. The revenue officials of the state have revealed the rapid — and largely unplanned — development of Bhadrachalam town between 2001 and 2005 is an hindrance in assessing and identifying the state-owned land. Also, encroachment of state-owned land has further worsened the process.
Officials believe that the maps prepared using the satellite imagery will be useful in identifying the state-owned lands and curb encroachments. The government also plans to identify encroached lakes and lands in the state capital, and issue notice to encroachers.
Source: Deccan Chronicle