‘Use drone cameras to keep tab on govt. lands’

HRD Minister Ganta Srinivas Rao on Monday discussed with senior district officials about the Daspalla land scam and alleged irregularities in Land Pooling Scheme in Mudapaka of Pendurthy mandal and directed them to use drone cameras to keep a tab on the government lands.

He directed District Collector Pravin Kumar and Joint Collector Srijana to strengthen land protection cell, weekly Drone camera surveillance, geo-fencing and build compound wall on VUDA lands. Gajuwaka MLA Palla Srinivasa Rao was present. The Minister said all private lands should be placed on the website. He said the government land records should be digitised completely and kept in public domain so as to take prompt action on receiving information on attempts to grab them.

Mr. Rao said as Visakhapatnam was being developed into a smart city by showcasing it as City of Destiny, attempts to defame it as a city of land-grabbers should not be allowed by

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