Farmers blame that the Panvel Revenue department treats unfairly with the farmers, as the cost of the land has seen a drastic rise because of the proposed Airport project.
The department is often seen giving higher priority to the builders and developers than the farmers, blamed the farmers. Farmers even pointed out that the work is delayed if it’s carried on without the brokers.
Due to Navi Mumbai International Airport, the prices of land in Panvel and nearby areas have drastically increased. Therefore, farmers have to go to the revenue department for various governmental paper works. Farmers have been frustrated due to the mismanagement of the revenue department. Two or three months are being spent for minor work which was usually completed in 2-3 weeks. Registration of builders and developers are being done on the prior basis and farmers are being neglected.
The work pressure on the Panvel’s Tehsil office is indeed high but due to improper management farmers and landowners are suffering from problems. The case which must end up in a year takes more time which forces the farmers to compromise and deal with it.
“Revenue department is not working in an unfair manner with anyone. Everything is working as per the rules and regulations. If any such cases take place, people can directly come to us and complain about the incident, we will help them with this out. The revenue department has a lot of things to handle, maybe due to the heavy workload, there are some cases of delay ” Dattatray Navale, Regional Officer, Panvel.
Already due to the recent Kharghar land scam case, Raigad Revenue department was in the news for a while and now if the claims of the farmer proved right, questions can be raised on the working of the Panvel Revenue Department.