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Sunday, April 15, 2007

4,858 acres of land identified for free distribution

The administration has identified 4,858.65 acres of wasteland spread over eight taluks for free distribution to landless agricultural labourers at the rate of two acres per person as announced by the State Government, says Collector R. Palaniyandi.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday, he said that 83 special teams comprising officials from the departments of revenue, agriculture and its allied departments identified the land meant for distribution.

Of the total 4,858.65 acres identified, 1,094.18 acres falls under Kovilpatti taluk, 386.99 acres under Sattankulam taluk, 37.48 acres under Tiruchendur taluk, 54.88 acres under Srivaikundam taluk, 35.03 acres under Tuticorin taluk, 1,311 acres under Ettayapuram taluk, 1,560.34 acres under Ottapidaram taluk and 378.01 acres under Vilathikulam taluk.

The process was on to identify the beneficiaries and the distribution would begin on August 15.

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