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Kasaragod district of Kerala declared as “Zero Landless District”

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Kasaragod district of Kerala has been declared as the second zero landless district, after Kannur.

  • It was announced during the “title deed mela” by the Kerala’s home minister Ramesh Chennithala. The event was presided by state’s revenue minister Adoor Prakash.
  • 30,900 plots have been identified for zero landless scheme in Kasargod District.
  • As a part of project, 73 acres of land in Kasaragod taluk and 971.10 acres have been made available in Hosdurg taluk.

Kasaragod district of Kerala declared as “Zero Landless District”Other Highlights of Events

  • To ensure land for all in the state, 10,271 landless families were given title deeds for three cents land each under the project.
  • 27 applicants were handed over the title deeds directly by the Ministers at the function while the rest were allotted land through 51 counters specially set up in the stadium grounds.
  • The plots for the applicants were chosen through draw of lots in the presence of people’s representatives with the assistance of the C-Dit.

About zero landless scheme
In 2013, congress president Sonia Gandhi launched a “zero landless” scheme in Kerala to provide land for poor households.

  • Under the scheme, all the targeted one lakh families in Kerala will own at least three cents (one acre is 100 cents) of land.