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.
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.