Land Tribunal revived in Madikeri

Land Tribunal revived in Madikeri

The Land Tribunal which was inactive in the district has been reconstituted in three taluks. Of the applications received by the tribunal seeking ownership of rights, majority of the applications are from Somwarpet.

The Tribunal in Somwarpet had received 80 applications. The Tribunal has disposed of 13 applications and has given the ownership of 40 acre to the tillers, thus bringing back the Land Reforms Act into reality.

The Land Tribunal aims at providing the ownership to those tillers who had filed applications under Karnataka Land Reforms Act 1961 form number 1. In the last few yeras, owing to various reasons, several cases related to land were not disposed.

Though the state government had nominated its members for Land Tribunal in 2009, the Tribunal had not convened meeting under the presidentship of Assistant Commissioner.

Assistant Commissioner Dr M R Ravi revived the Land Tribunal and took up the cases related to three taluks. Several cases in taluks are before the High Court. The High Court had directed the Tribunal to review the cases few years ago. All most all the applications received from Somwarpet taluk under Land Reforms Act has been disposed. However, 80 cases under Inams Abolition Act, 1977 are pending to be disposed. Of which, majority of the cases are related to Belur Mutt. Four cases are pending in Virajpet and Madikeri taluks.

Meeting will be convened on every Thursday to dispose the pending cases in Virajpet taluk. Two cases in Virajpet will be heard on June 2.