Kasaragod: For 15 years, Rajan and his spouse Maimuna have been dwelling in a shack on the aspect of the nationwide freeway close to the Nehru Arts and Science Faculty in Padanakkad. The widening of NH 66 got here as a boon to the couple because the income officers got here to find out about their existence and took steps to get them a plot of their very own.
To mark the completion of 100 days of the LDF authorities, Kanhangad Municipal President KV Sujata on Tuesday handed over the possession of a 10-percent plot in Madikai village to Rajan and Maimuna throughout the Pattayamela held in Kanhangad.
“For the primary time in our lives, we’ve got a conspiracy to call us,” Rajan mentioned, choking on his phrases. The couple had come to Kasaragod from Alappuzha 15 years in the past looking for livelihood. Maimuna, who has each legs crippled, and Rajan, dwelling with a number of illnesses, survive on the mercy of the residents. “Proudly owning a land was only a dream,” Rajan mentioned.
Then the income officers got here to knock on his hut to evict him for widening NH 66. However when Kanhangad village officer AC Abdul Salam listened to him, he took the initiative to seek out him a plot underneath the federal government’s plan. Salam stuffed the types and searched the plot. When he couldn’t get the plot in Kanhangad village, he took the assistance of Madikai village officer S Soviraj. Collectively they bought 10 per cent plot for Maimuna and Rajan within the village. “I hope we discover a home on this plot too earlier than we die,” Maimuna mentioned.
On Tuesday, 589 folks grew to become landlords within the district after the federal government handed over the possession of the land. Lots of them had authorities land with out possession for years. The possession of the plots was handed over underneath the Kerala Land Task Guidelines.