AP Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha Scheme – Ensuring Land Rights for Every Citizen
In India, land has always been a critical issue, with millions of people struggling to own or retain their land. In Andhra Pradesh, the state government has taken a significant step towards addressing this issue by launching the AP Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha Scheme. This scheme aims to provide permanent land rights to eligible landless poor and marginalized people in the state. In this blog post, we will discuss the objectives, eligibility criteria, benefits, required documents, and application process of this scheme in detail.
The main objective of the AP Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha Scheme is to ensure that every citizen of Andhra Pradesh has access to land and the security that comes with owning land. The specific objectives of the scheme are:
- To provide legal recognition of land to eligible landless poor and marginalized people in the state
- To ensure that landless poor and marginalized people can access government schemes and services that require land ownership
- To promote social and economic development by giving land ownership to the landless poor and marginalized people in the state.
To be eligible for the AP Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha Scheme, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- The applicant must be a permanent resident of Andhra Pradesh
- The applicant must not own any land in the state or any other state in India
- The applicant must belong to the landless poor or marginalized category, as defined by the government
- The applicant’s family income must not exceed Rs. 2.5 lakhs per annum.
Key Features of Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha Scheme
key features of the Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha Scheme presented in a different manner by points:
- Comprehensive resurvey effort: The scheme will initiate a comprehensive resurvey effort to store digital land records and prevent tampering in the future.
- Digital land records: After the resurvey is completed, digital land records will be created and land registration will begin in the ward/village secretariat.
- QR code-based smart title cards: Landowners will be issued QR code-based smart title cards containing their name, unique identifier, photo, and QR code to ensure the security of all future transactions.
- Hard copy of land title: Along with the smart title card, landowners will also receive a hard copy of their land title.
- Digital maps and information on title owners: Every town and ward will receive digital maps and information on title owners.
- Survey stones: After the survey is completed without errors, survey stones will be fixed.
- Complaints register: Complaints regarding land titles will be stored in the secretariat’s digital property registration, title register, and a special register for complaints.
- Survey of 1.26 lakh square kilometers: A survey of 1.26 lakh square kilometers of villages, towns, and forest land will be conducted.
- Three-phase survey: The survey will be conducted in three phases, covering 17,640 villages and approximately 3,345 km 2 in cities and towns, with 10 lakh open plots and 40 lakh evaluations.
- Duplicate land registrations: Duplicate land registrations will be examined under this method.
- Elimination of middlemen: Middlemen will be abolished to assist in the execution of transactions and prevent changes to the land record without the landowner’s knowledge.
- Public awareness: The benefits of resurveying land and assets will be made known to the general public.
- Security aspects: Officials are urged to improve the security aspects of digital data by bringing in specialists on a rotating basis.
The AP Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha Scheme offers several benefits to eligible applicants, including:
- Permanent land rights: Eligible applicants will receive permanent land rights, which will give them legal recognition of their ownership of the land.
- Access to government schemes and services: With permanent land rights, eligible applicants can access government schemes and services that require land ownership, such as bank loans, subsidies, and other benefits.
- Social and economic development: Owning land can promote social and economic development, as it provides a stable foundation for families to build their lives and livelihoods.
To apply for the AP Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha Scheme, an applicant must submit the following documents:
- Aadhaar card
- Income certificate
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- Land documents
- Residence proof
- Passport size photo
- Bank account details
How To Apply
Under the Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha Scheme, there is no need for citizens of Andhra Pradesh to go through a complicated application procedure. The scheme has been designed to ensure that every citizen of Andhra Pradesh is automatically covered under this scheme in three phases. This approach not only simplifies the process but also ensures that every eligible person is included without any discrimination.
The first phase of the scheme was launched in January 2020, covering around 66 lakh farmers and landless poor. The second phase of the scheme was launched in December 2020, covering an additional 30 lakh beneficiaries. Finally, the third phase of the scheme will be launched soon and will cover the remaining beneficiaries.
The AP Jagananna Saswatha Bhu Hakku Bhu Raksha Scheme is a significant step towards ensuring land rights for every citizen of Andhra Pradesh. By providing permanent land rights to eligible landless poor and marginalized people, the scheme aims to promote social and economic development and give them access to government schemes and services.