Indore, Sep 14 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Revenue Minister Kamal Patel today said a campaign has been started to provide title deeds to occupants for their properties in 53,000 villages of the state.
Mr Patel told reporters here that the campaign -- which started on August 15 -- would help in development of villages besides reducing the number of property-related disputes. The campaign would end on January 26.
He claimed that Madhya Pradesh was the only state, which had launched a drive of this kind.
''Other states had also shown interest in this campaign,'' Mr Patel said, adding that master plan for the villages was being prepared.
He said land was being reserved for the setting up of a stable for cows in every gram panchayat for keeping useless animals.
The Minister said the previous Congress government had distributed pastures in a bid to appease its vote bank. However, the BJP government would remove encroachment from it.
He said the government was looking after 13,000 temples. About one lakh acre land was attached to these temples.
The government was bringing a Bill for better management of temples. Sanskrit schools would be opened up in temples having more revenue.