Till Monday, less than 3,000 people had applied to procure the lease deeds.
An official said, “Since September 8, the civic body has received approximately 4,800 applications for all land related works including sub-division, reconstitution, lease deeds, name transfer and others. But application for lease deeds is fewer than expected. On Monday, out of 642 total applications, applicants for lease deeds were less than 200.”
During the abhiyan, the (JDA) targets to issue approximately 3 lakh lease deeds to plot owners living in regularised and unauthorised colonies in its jurisdiction. This will comprise 30% of the overall target as the state government plans to issue 10 lakh lease deeds across the state.
An official said, “People who want the lease deeds will come forward now as most of them are expecting that JDA will start accepting applications from October 2. Also, not many people who are living in colonies where JDA has constructed roads, sewerage and other infrastructure will come forward, till the time they have to sell their plots or take a loan.”
According to estimates, out of 1,036 approved schemes developed on private land, the JDA plans to issue 50,396 lease deeds to plot owners. The civic body eyes to earn a target of Rs 54 crore after regularising these plots.
Similarly, the authority plans to earn Rs 46 crore revenue after issuing 15,819 lease deeds to owners whose houses are situated in 142 unapproved colonies.
After examining the list of 990 housing schemes approved by the housing co-operative societies in JDA region, it was learnt the lease deeds were not issued to 26,275 plot owners. The lease deeds to plot owners in the approved societies will be distributed from October 2 onwards.