'Collect the records of kumki land'

“All farmers who are in possession of kumki land must collect the records of the land, in order to carry out a legal fight.”

Kumki Hakku Horata Samiti leader M G Satyanarayana Bhat said at a meeting of the Samiti at the Samaja Mandira, Moodbidri, on Wednesday.

“Farmers should collect adangallu and MRB details from the Revenue Department. The local people must form a committee and submit applications. When one has the records, the government cannot divert the land for other use, taking a one-sided decision. As per the new regulation of the government, a maximum of 10 acres of land can be sanctioned to a farmer. By using GPS, a farmer can measure his kumki land,” explained the leader.

Speaking further, he said that the Moodbidri hobli centre had 24,865 acres of kumki land. “There are 62,000 kumki landholders, as per the records of the Revenue Department. Bharatiya Kisan Sangha has formed committees in every taluk centre and has started preparatory meetings for legal fights. Due to the double standards of the government, however, the farmers have a drawback in the Supreme Court. If the farmers believe in false assurances, they will have to face problems. The kumki land-holders, therefore, should be aware of and fight for their rights,” advised Bhat.

The Moodbidri Kumki Hakku Horata Samiti was formed on the occasion. Advocate Shantiprasad Hegde was elected president of the Samiti, Raghunath Bhat was elected secretary. The other members too were elected. 

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