Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 9:
The Odisha government today directed the Revenue and Disaster Management department to make efforts to ensure speedy disbursal of vital documents among the people.
Presiding over a high level review meeting on the yearly performance of the Revenue and Disaster Management department at the State Secretariat here today, the chief minister asked the department to use latest technology for early disbursal of important documents like birth and caste certificates and land records among the people.
He told the department to prepare a plan to ensure error-free compilation of all these documents within a month.
Referring to land reform measures, Patnaik asked the department to take measures to upload the existing land records and maps in the Bhulekh website www.bhulekh.ori.nic.in with necessary correction within a specified timeline and expedite the work for e-Payment of Stamp Duty with necessary amendment in the existing rules.
He also asked the department to table the Odisha Prevention of Land Encroachment Rules in the forthcoming session of the State Assembly.
It was revealed in the meeting that out of a total of 1.5 lakh landless families, the state government has provided homestead land to 1.15 lakh families having no homestead land since 2011-12. Since the government has revised the annual income of the beneficiaries eligible for the homestead land, there would be more beneficiaries under this scheme.
Keeping this in view, the chief minister directed the department to conduct a fresh survey to identify new beneficiaries and provide them with agricultural and homestead land by October this year.
The meeting also discussed he construction of 30,000 cyclone resistant houses in the Phailin-hit districts of Ganjam, Khordha and Puri, progress in the construction work of 879 cyclone/flood shelters, regular maintenance of these shelters and up-to-date and accurate forecast on approaching calamities.
Among others, Revenue and Disaster Management minister Bijayshree Routray, chief secretary, principal secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management, additional chief secretary to chief minister, additional chief secretary, Finance and Special Relief Commissioner were present at the meeting.