Submitted by Editor on Sat, 2016-07-02 19:10 Bengaluru: Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa said about six lakh acres of land would be distributed among farmers under the Bagarhukum Regularisation Scheme. About five lakh farmers have applied, said Thimmappa who has been advocating regularisation of Bagarhukum land since several years. The minister also lashed out at the Centre for its anti-poor and anti-farmer policies. “Policy says that SC/STs should be in possession of the conflict land. For the general category, they should be in possession of the encroached land for three generations. This policy is unscientific and if the Centre was aware of the problems of people, they would have never made such a law,” he said. Blaming bureaucratic hurdles for not regularising forest encroachment, the minister lamented that he was being forced to work with bureaucrats insensitive to people’s problems. Thimmappa said officials had been instructed to reconsider the applications which had been rejected earlier. Considering the shortage of surveyors and village accountants in the state, I have decided to appoint 1500 surveyors and 1200 village accountants within December, said Thimmappa.