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Monday, 2 March 2015
Venue Witnesses Myriad Emotions : KAKKANAD
Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash with the applicants at the revenue adalat
which was held at Ernakulam Collectorate at Kakkanad on Friday. As many
as 33,000 people lined up for the mass event
The sea of humanity at the venue of the revenue adalat
displayed varied emotions as the day progressed. As many as 33,000
people lined up at Ernakulam Collectorate on Friday. People from far
flung areas, the physically challenged and those suffering from various
diseases like cancer came early in the morning to ensure a seat in the
large and awaited, with hope writ large on their faces, to hear the
golden words ‘issue settled’.
“I have been awaiting for the title
deed of the land that was allotted to me by the government for the past
38 years. I was allotted the land and the house under the ‘Laksham Veedu
housing colony project’. It’s my last wish to die in the house whose
title deed is in my hands. I don’t know whether this adalat can fulfil
my last wish,” said 89-year-old K R Saraswathy who came to the adalat in
a wheel chair with her grandson Rajesh.
The adalat bore witness to people joining in the happiness of others who got their complaints settled.
Minister Adoor Prakash issued the order for the ‘pokkuvaravu’ for the
197 families of Santhipuram colony the large hall resounded with shouts
of joy. The title deed issue which was pending in the court for the last
45 years was settled in the adalat. “For us February 27 will always
remain a memorable day in our life. We have spent every single day in
our life to settle this issue. We are really thankful to the government
for ending the long battle,” said a 65-year-old man who had began been
working for the settlement of the issue when he was in his 20’s.
As many as 33,000 people lined up for the hearing. Around 5,000 fresh complaints were received on Friday.
of the complaints have been regarding financial aid for treatment from
the Chief Minister’s relief fund, title deeds and pokkuvaravu.
can settle as many as three lakh applications in the state. With the
completion of these adalats the state will be free from revenue issue
matters. Some of the cases will remain pending as more time is needed to
settle them. Strong follow up will be done to complete all types of
revenue related and other grievances,” told Minister Adoor Prakash to