Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dalit families get their land, thanks to RTI Act

Landless Dalit families in a Kancheepuram village have used the Right to Information (RTI) Act to prompt the district administration to hand over land that was originally allotted to them several years ago, thanks to the initiative of a grassroots NGO. A total of 106 Dalit families in Alisoor village were allotted 100 sq m by the Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing and Development Board in 1998. The local district administration even issued the original patta document with individual plot numbers. However, the allotment remained on paper and the villagers never got the land though they approached the local administration several times. The families were residing in hutments on poramboke land, when in 2008, Kancheepuram-based NGO Hand in Hand started working in the village by forming self-help groups and began development projects.

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