Monday, August 8, 2011

Violations of the Provisions of G.O.111 by Govt. Agencies

 The State Government of AP, realizing the significance and importance of providing safe drinking water for the progress and well being of the citizens of Hyderabad, issued G.O.Ms.No. 111 M.A dated 08-03-1996, for protecting Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar, which are the main sources of drinking water supply to Hyderabad & Secunderabad. The salient features of the G.O. are

 

*To prohibit polluting Industries, Major Hotels, Residential Colonies or other establishments that generate pollution, in the catchment of the  
  lakes up to 10 KMs from Full Tank Level (FTL) of the lakes
. - Para 3 (i )

 

*Residential developments in residential use zone may be permitted with 60% of  the total area kept as open spaces and roads in all layouts

  in the villages of prohibited catchment area- Para 3 (i) (a)

 

*The land use of about 90 % of the area is classified as recreational and conservation use in the Master Plan. The HUDA should take action

  for classification of this 90% of the area as Agriculture, which is inclusive of  horticulture and floriculture –Para 3 (i) (b)

 

*To restrict the FSI to 1: 0.5 in the catchment area. This measure will ensure that  90 % of the area remains under agriculture, as is the practice 

  now and ensure protection of the lakes- Para 3 (i) (c) 

 

 Supreme Court Judgment

 

The Supreme Court in its land-mark Judgment dated 01-12-2000 observed that having laid down the policy prohibiting certain activities within the catchment of the reservoirs, the government could not pass orders of exemption having dangerous potential, unmindful of  the fate of Lakhs of citizens of  the Twin Cities, to whom drinking water is supplied from these lakes. Also observed that such an order of exemption carelessly passed, ignoring the "Precautionary Principle" could be catastrophic.

 

Violations by Govt Agencies

 

 There are a number of violations by the Govt Agencies with regard to the protection of the catchment area up to 10 Km from FTL of Himayat and Osman Sagars. The very salient ones are the CDFD Building abutting Osman Sagar Reservoir and the allotment of 2200 acres of Himayat Sagar catchment area for Hyderabad International Airport, The particulars of others are listed below:

 

Vattinagulapalli IT Parks & Layouts

 

 The APIIC filed requisition, in October 2004, for alienation of Govt. Lands, previously earmarked for Formula-1 Race Course, in Sy.Nos. 117 & 127 to 132 measuring Ac.273.30 Gts, in Vattinagulapalli village ( within 10 Kms of prohibited catchment area ) in Rajendranagar Mandal of R.R District for establishment of IT Parks and took position of 120 Acers in Sy.No 132. The APIIC also filed requisitions for acquisition of Patta Lands to an extent of about 300 Acres in Vattinagulapalli for establishment of IT Parks. 

 

While the proposals of IT Parks were being finalized, the APIIC seem to have realized that the lands are covered under G.O.111 and the matter was brought to the notice of the Chief Minister on 04-06-2005 and the proposal for development IT Parks in Vattinagulapalli was dropped, vide APIIC Letter No.2183/P.M (IPU) /APIIC /2005 dated 11-08-2005.. But again APIIC is reported to have registered around 100 acres of land in Vattinagulapalli Village to WIPRO, in July 2007, for setting up IT Park, in utter disregard to the provisions of G.O.111.

 

The Revenue Department issued G.O.Ms.No 522 dated 04-05-2006, in violation of the provisions; of G.O.111, allotting 33 acres of land in Sy.No. 132 of Vattinagulapalli village for development of 132 plots by HUDA and allotment to serving IAS Officers.

 

Change of Land Use

 

 In accordance with the directions of AP High Court in W.P. 9386/07 the Dept of MA&UD, issued Memo No.14046/11/2007 dated 12-10-2007 directing HUDA and the District Collectors, of Ranga Reddy and Mahaboobnagar, to ensure that NO construction or development comes in prohibited catchment area of the Water Bodies, in violation of the provisions of G.O.111 and .to keep a strict vigil and take stringent action against the violators as per the law.

 

 But unfortunately, the Dept of MA&UD itself issued G.O.M S. No.293 of 26-07-2011 changing the land-use of the Site in Sy.No. 696 in Janwada Village (one of 84 villages in prohibited catchment) of Sankarapalli Mandal in RR District (earlier in Sy.No 297 of Kollur Village of Medak District) to an extent of 33 Acers,, which is presently earmarked for Conservation use zone in the notified Master Plan, as Residential Use zone.

 

This change of land-use is being justified based on the ground, as on the date of issue of the G.O 111 (8-3-1996), the land  was not in the revenue records of 84 villages, irrespective of the fact whether it falls within prohibited catchment area of 10 Km from FTL. or not

 

Allotment to Race Course Club

 

 It is reported that the State Govt is contemplating allotment of 100 Acers of Govt land in SY No 510 of Kanakamamidi village (one of 84 villages) of Moinabad Mandal in R.R District to Race Course Club of Hyderabad, in addition to 20 Acers to Polo Association and 10 Acers to HUDA, which were already allotted.

 

 Other Violations

 

It is a well known fact that a number of Educational Institutions, Resorts etc have come up during the last decade ,in addition  to a large number of layout development activities taking place in the prohibited catchment area up to 10 Kms from FTL of the Water Bodies,  

 

Conclusion

     

It is requested that directions issued by the Dept of MA&UD,vide Memo of 12-10-2007 be implemented strictly without granting any exemptions It is also requested that deterrent penal action be initiated against unauthorized  developments that had come up after the Supreme Court Judgment and the officials responsible for the same

 

 The HMDA may please be directed to take action for classification of  90% of the catchment area, in accordance with Para 3 ( I) (b) of G.O.111

 

 

 

211 comments:

  1. VERY GOOD POSTING AND CONCERN ABOUT THE LAKES.BUT IS IT POSSIBLE FOR TAKING ACTION AGAINST THE VIOLATORS OR IT WILL REMAIN A DREAM.

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  2. Thank you for the observation. The Courts can only highlight the Bad Governance and cannot bring in Good Governance for taking action against the violators and ensure the Rule of Law, which has become a serious causality under the present system of governance.

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  3. Hello Sir
    Nice posting.

    I could not understand the zoning system properly.. I can see in hmda map lot of area marked in green as conservation and bio/conservation zone. Is there a residential use zone within that green zone? Also confused with 40% and 90% rules what is allowed where?

    I have come across plots in Vattinagulapally (hmda show it in conservation zone), and the land agents say one can build houses upto 30% of your plot. Is that true? I could not locate clear rules reg this anywhere.

    Thanks in advance if you can possibly answer.
    Mahesh

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  4. Thank You Mahesh.The entire catchment area up to 10KM from FTL of Himayat and Osman Sagars is notified as Bio Conservation Zone,90 % of which is classified as Agriculture, inclusive of horticulture and Flori-culture.Vattinagulapalli village falls under this zone.

    The establishment of polluting industries, major hotels, residential colonies, or other establishments that generate pollution is prohibited in this Bio-Conservation Zone

    However, residential layouts development is permitted in the villages of the prohibited catchment area (Bio-Conservation Zone), subject to 60% of the total area of the layouts is kept as open space and roads and the restriction of FSI to 1:0.5

    Hope you are now clear about 90% and 40 % and what is allowed where ?

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  5. Thank you so much for the response.

    Lot of employees from nearby Gachibowli IT companies pursuing to buy residential plot in surrounding area of Gandipet and Vattinagulapally and not clearly aware of rules/permits that will be allowed for building houses. It would be great if can write a blog post describing the same for general public benefit.

    Best regards,
    Mahesh

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  6. sir,
    please can you give me the survey numbers which are falling prohibited catchment area.if GO say village name entair land will be in the same zone?

    bhupalreddy,

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  7. Sorry, Mr.Bhupal Reddy, I will not be able to provide the particulars of the Survey Numbers of the lands covered by the prohibited catchment area up to 10Kms from FTL. The Prohibited catchment area includes 84 villages and the entire area falling under these villages is covered. The particulars of Survey Numbers can be obtained from respective village Revenue Records.

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  8. Sir, I am a journalist working for a big publication. Can i contact you regarding this matter? plz give me ur personal mail or mobile no.

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  9. I have plot in Moinabad exactly at the backside of Bhaskar medical college. Can i built house for myself and how much land i have to leave open.

    Thanx in Advance,
    Ahmed.

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  10. As per G.O.111, Residential Developments in Residential Use Zones may be permitted in the prohibited area, subject to the following stipulations:
    a)60% of the total area shall be kept as open space and roads for layouts in villages of prohibited catchment area
    b)To restrict the FSI to 1:0.5 to ensure 90% of the catchment area remains under agriculture and conservation use

    But if you are planning to build a house for your self in the plot, I presume, you can be permitted to build one subject to FSI 1:0.5 and G+1 and leaving 60% of the are as open space and subject to approval by Town & Country Planning Dept or HMDA.

    If you are refused permission, you can question the construction of buildings next door to you in utter disregard and violation of the provisions of G.O.111.If there is no proper response, you can approach AP High Court questioning the rationale behind the discrimination / refusal .

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  11. Sir... One question regarding the FSI (1 : 0.5)

    Is built up area(FSI) calculated over 100% of land or 40% of land?.. appreciate your response...

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  12. Would have appreciated if you have revealed your identity ?

    As per G.O.111 Residential Developments may be permitted in Residential Use Zones only and all other developments in the catchment area are prohibited.

    As FSI restriction of 1:0.5 in the residential use zone of catchment area is meant to ensure that 90% of of the total catchment area remains as Conservation area, it should be made applicable to 40 % of the plot in residential use zone

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  13. Thanx for your reply sir. One more query, can we construct one boy's hostel which can by built only on 40% of the total land.

    Thanx and regards,
    Ahmed.

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  14. Subject to approval by HMDA or concerned authority as applicable.

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  15. Hello Sir,

    I'm planning to buy a plot in vattinagulapalli servey no: 347. This is a gram panchayat layout. The owner is ready to sell the land below the govt. value. could u pls suggest me whether i should go ahead or not. This layout is registered in the year 1997. If u want more details, ready to provide.

    One more issue is - This layout is just beside to ORR service road. At present there is no connectivity to that service road. But builder guaranteeing that after registration of land, I will get the permission from concern authority. Could u pls guide me in this aspect. unable to decide on this. Pls give me ur suggestion as soon as possible.

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  16. Please be careful, before you stake your money for buying a plot in Vattinagulapalli layout as it falls within 10 Kms of FTL of Osman Sagar as per G.O.111. HMDA stipulated no developments to take place within one KM of ORR without prior approval of HMDA. Please check from HMDA.

    Even if HMDA gives exemption , it amounts to violation of Supreme Court Judgment dated 1 st December 2000. So please be cautious.

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  17. Hello Capt Rama Rao

    My name is Pc Rao. I am trying to buy Open Agricultural Land at Village vottinagulapalli With Survey No.251/4, Survey No.252/4 .It is now under G.O 111. If I buy, can I build a Villas. In feature is the G.O 111 is going to be removed
    Thankyou,
    PCRao

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  18. Thank you Mr.P.C.Rao for visiting the Blog. Why are you trying to buy land in Vottinagulapalli, covered by the prohibited area as per G.O 111, which may not be removed in the foreseeable future ?. One may never know, what may happen the next day in these days of political universities and scams.

    Regarding building the villa, you have to comply with FSI 1:0.5 and G+1 and leaving 60% of the plot area as open space, permission for conversion of agricultural land (Bio-Conservation area) for residential use and of course subject to approval of HMDA.

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  19. Dear sir,
    I too am an Electrical Engineering in the Indian Navy, and its really an honour writing to you sir. I just came across an ad from dlf selling plots at nandigama, some 20 kms from the hyderabad international airport. As an investment point i got interested but before buying tried to do some research and found your blog sir. I am presently posted in New Delhi and have no idea of the coverage of GO 111. Sir if you could kindly suggest to me whether it will be the right choice for long term investment to buy plots from DLF in that area.
    Thanking you sir for the effort that you have be taking in maintaining this blog

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    1. Thank you for the interest shown.According to G.O.111, No Development activity is permitted within 10 KM from Full Tank Level (FTL) of Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar, the drinking water sources of Hyderabad City. Please check, before you buy plots from DLF layout, whether the layout falls within the the prohibited area, as per G.O.111 and the layout has the approval of Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA).
      Otherwise, you may be taking a risk , which is not worthwhile for a serving Defense Service Officer, like you.

      Wishing you all the very best

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  20. Dear Sir,

    I have agriculture land near Ramanjapur village in shamshabad mandal. It is 16 KM from shamshabad bus stand and 20km away from airport towards shabad road.

    This land is under G.O 111 and HADA area. And this is the last village and 10km away from FTL Himayatsagar. I am planning to do 1000 Sq.yrds (9 Guntas) as Farm house plot. This land is not converted as commercial land. I want to get clear on few points if you can help me.

    1. can i do farm house plot with 1000 Sq.yrds each?
    2. what could be the construction area in that each plot? It could be around 30 or 40% in 1000 sq.yrds plot?
    3. If this land is not converted as commercial land I have to get register according to Agriculture land rate for 9 guntas. But in Sub register office they are taking as per yard basis as commercial value. Other wise they are not doing registration.
    How is it benefited/loss to the person who going to buy the land.

    Pls help me sir,

    Thank you
    Ravi

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  21. Thank you for the interest shown. No development activity or conversion of land use is permitted in the prohibited area covered as per G.O.111.

    In your agriculture land in the prohibited area you may have one Farmhouse basically meant to cater for the agricultural operations, but you are not permitted to develop Farmhouse Plots.

    The layouts are permitted in the villages of catchment area , with prior approval of HMDA, subject to 60% of the total area of the layout is kept as open space and roads, with the restriction of FSI 1:0.5, ensuring that 90% of the prohibited area remains under agriculture.

    There is no way to make any sensible person to buy the plots in the prohibited area , as per G.O.111.

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  22. Dear Sir,

    We are planning to buy a plot near Bahadurguda colny (Survey number - 20) in Bahadurguda and Pedda Golconda village. Does this comes to catchment area? Also this layout was approved by Panchayat and not from DTCP or HADA. Lands were converted from Agricultural to Non Agricultural.

    Please suggest me whether to go for it or not.

    Thank You,
    Narendra

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    1. Thank you Narendra for visiting the Blog. Bahadurguda of Shamshabad Mandal is one of the 84 villages, included in prohibited catchment area within 10KM of the FTL of Himayat and Osman Sagars.

      Village Penchants are not permitted to approve the layouts in prohibited catchment area and the change of land use in prohibited catchment area is also not permitted.

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  23. Hello Sir, My Name is Phani Kumar and I am software employee. I went thru this blog. First of all thanks for the wonderful information you are giving. I bought a land 200 yds in the KVR Projects venture in Mansanpally Village survey No 350/p. Can you please let me know if this survey/Village falls under GO 111.I bought this land long back in 2007.
    Please let me know the details.

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  24. Thank you Phani Kumar for visiting the Blog.The village Mansanpally does not seem to be in the list of 84 villages notified in the prohibited catchment area of the Water bodies as per G.O.111.

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  25. Dear Sir,
    Greetings.
    I am Sudhakar working in Hyderabad since 2008.
    We all thank you for the information given in your blog.
    When I was on an overseas assignment, I bought a farmhouse plot measuring 1000 Sq.Yards in Moinabad Opposite to Bhakar Medical college.
    The very reason for buying this plot was to build a small house with a good garden (this was my dream) I had gone through your replies to several persons you are saying 60% of the plot and 90 % of the plot (FSI). My question here is Can I build 100 Sq. Yards house and leave 900 Sq.YARDS for the garden?

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    1. Thank you Sudhakar. It is a difficult question to respond.

      The initial reaction is, if Bhaskar Medical College can be built in prohibited catchment area, why not a house in in 100 Sq yards of 1000 Sq yards plot ?

      As I have been repeatedly saying, the purpose of GO.111 is to ensure that 90% of the land in the prohibited catchment area is kept as conservation area by restricting the use for agriculture / horticulture purpose only. The development of Farmhouse Plots goes against the very spirit of G.o.111. The farmhouses are permitted in the farms, basically meant to cater for the agricultural operations. Please check if the Farmhouse Plot bought by you is in the approved layout of HUDA/HMDA ?

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    2. Dear Sir,
      Greetings.
      We thank you for the prompt reply.
      1) This layout was not approved by HUDA/HMDA.
      2) It is a Gram panchayat approved lay out.
      3)If the government authorities do not permit a house construction in that area, then I can very well construct a farm house and reside in that. I do not think any technical specifications were given by the so called Govt. authorities as such for the farm houses.
      Or any chance of amendment in 111 GO ?
      Unfortunately all the rules are for those who follow, and those who violate all the rules, no questions and no objections from government side.
      We thank you once again for the valuable time and sincere advise.

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  26. Rama Rao Garu,

    Can you educate me about 10 Km radius.Gandipet and Himayatsagar are situated in Upper stream where rain water course flows to the reservoirs.Where as down stream villages under vattinagulapalli, rain water will not flow to the reservoirs located in upper area.How can it is justifiable to restrict Financial district areas.I do not know whose vision of mentioning 10 Km radius which is not on a plain surface.From Gandipet towards Vattinagulapalli several hills are there.Rain water from Financial district cannot reach Gandipet reservoir.You can observe this while travelling from Gandipet to Mehdipatnam via Narsingi,Financial district.Even Musi river flows towards city and not from the city.
    Thanks,
    vejayanandch@gmail.com

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  27. Thank you Vejayanand for visiting the Blog.

    The G.O.111 stipulates prohibition of polluting activities in the catchment area of the Water Bodies up to 10 Kms from Full Tank Level (FTL)and not 10 KM Radius. The villages Vattinagulapalle, Khanapur, Gungurthy and Janwada are part of 84 villages identified in the prohibited catchment area.

    The ORR was aligned along Himayat Sagar bund and cutting across the prohibited catchment area of Osman Sagar between Vattinagulapalle and Khanapur in utter disregard and violation of the provisions of G.O.111 and Supreme Court directive dated 1 st December 2000.

    After formation of ORR one may get the wrong impression that Vattinagulapalle is down stream, which is not correct. The villages down stream are Nanakramguda, Poppalaguda, Narsing, Kokapet, Gopannapalle etc.

    G.O.111 prohibits polluting industries (not polluting activities)within 10 Km radius (ie both on upstream and down stream sides of the water bodies) to prevent acidification of water in the lakes due to Air Pollution, which may now happen due to vehicular emissions from the ORR, if adequate precautions are not taken well in time.

    Hope I have been able to address the points raised by you

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  28. Hello Sir,

    My name is Rao. Thanks for very valid information you are sharing with ppl.
    I am planing to buy a villa in shamshabad, just near to ORR road from CSK prestige county.
    I would like to know below things
    1. Is that area under G.O. 111??
    2. If yes, how to find whether CSK has taken permission to build villa's as they are building 200 villas
    3. Is there anyway we get regularized in future???

    Please suggest me should I buy the same or not.

    Thanks in advance.
    Regards,
    Rao

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  29. Thank you Mr.Rao for visiting the Blog.As I am not aware of the exact location of CSK Prestige County,it may not be possible to confirm if it is under the prohibited area as per G.O.111.All developments within one KM from ORR need approval of HMDA, whether they are covered by G.O.111 or not.

    If CSK is developing a layout with 200 Villas, they must have taken the approval of HMDA. Please approach HMDA for the info under Right To Information (RTI) Act, if they have approved CSK layout with 200 Villas in Shamshabad near to ORR.

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    1. Thanks for your valuable information.
      It comes under Rallaguda village (Rallaguda is a small village in Shamshabad Mandal in Rangareddi District in Andhra Pradesh State).

      I am not sure whether it is a one KM from ORR.I had asked whether it is a HMDA approved or not but they are claiming that as it comes under gram panchyat approval is not required, also bcz of panchayat layout bank loan is not eligible.
      Please let me know if you need any further information.
      Thanks in advnace.

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  30. The Rallaguda village is not one of the 84 prohibited villages listed in G.O.111.It may be a hamlet forming part of a Grama Panchayat. Some of the villages listed near Shamshabad are Ootapalli, Tondapalli,Gandiguda, Peddashapur, Kanakamamidi etc

    If Shamshabad and the surrounding villages are merged in GHMC, the approval will have to be given by GHMC.If the area is covered by G.O.111 the Gram Panchayats/GHMC/HMDA are barred from according any approval.

    All major development activities in HMDA area require HMDA approval and Gram Panchayats have no powers to approve them.All Building & Construction Projects with built up area more than 20,000 Sq Meters require prior environmental clearance in addition to HMDA/GHMC approval.

    Please do not hasten to buy the Villa in the layout of CSK Prestige County, without ensuring that it has prior approvals of the concerned authorities.

    Please check with MRO ( Tehasildar) of Shamshabad Mandal if Rallaguda Village falls under G.O.111 and approach HMDA regarding approvals.If it falls under G.O.111 , no approval will be legal.

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  31. The Rallaguda village is not one of the 84 prohibited villages listed in G.O.111.It may be a hamlet forming part of a Grama Panchayat. Some of the villages listed near Shamshabad are Ootapalli, Tondapalli,Gandiguda, Peddashapur, Kanakamamidi etc

    If Shamshabad and the surrounding villages are merged in GHMC, the approval will have to be given by GHMC.If the area is covered by G.O.111 the Gram Panchayats/GHMC/HMDA are barred from according any approval.

    All major development activities in HMDA area require HMDA approval and Gram Panchayats have no powers to approve them.All Building & Construction Projects with built up area more than 20,000 Sq Meters require prior environmental clearance in addition to HMDA/GHMC approval.

    Please do not hasten to buy the Villa in the layout of CSK Prestige County, without ensuring that it has prior approvals of the concerned authorities.

    Please check with MRO ( Tehasildar) of Shamshabad Mandal if Rallaguda Village falls under G.O.111 and approach HMDA regarding approvals.If it falls under G.O.111 , no approval will be legal.

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  32. Hello Sir, my name is Praveen and I really appreciate your voluntary effort! Great help!!!
    I have been to one of the ventures very close to Moinabad which comes under Pedda Mangalaram village Panchayat. The layout is a Panchayat approved layout and all the plots are of 1000/500 yards. I liked one of the 500 yds plots and wondering if I will be able to build a house in it? when I spoke to the land owner he mentioned that we can get the Panchayat approval and build a house (G+1) in 200 yards and the rest of the land should be open, I will be happy if this is true and would go ahead. Would you please help me in clarifying this to me? will I be able to do so? Would the Panchayat approval be enough?

    Thanks very much for your help!!!

    Praveen

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  33. Hello Sir, just wondering how we can identify the "Residential Use Zones" in the prohibited area? if the Layout developer did not leave the 60% land for roads and "open land", can we leave the 60% of our plot and construct a G+1 in the rest of the 40%? please advice... Many Thanks, Praveen

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  34. Thank you Praveen.The village Panchayat Pedda Mangalaram is one of the 84 villages falling in the prohibited catchment area and listed in G.O.111.

    The Department of Municipal Administration & Urban Development of Govt of AP, issued Government Memo 14046/11/2007 dated 12-10-2007, prohibiting all constructions within catchment area of Himayat Sagar & Osman Sagar Lakes, in compliance with AP High Court directives. The relevant extract from the Govt Memo is reproduced below for your info

    "Accordingly, Government hereby instruct all the concerned authorities of Panchayat Raj & Rural Development Department, Revenue Department, Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Industries & Commerce Department, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad Urban Development Authority, Cyberabad Development Authority, Hyderabad Airport Development Authority, Hyderabad Metro Water Supply & Sewerage Board, Director of Town and Country Planning, A.P. Housing Board and other functional bodies which are associated with regulating the construction and development activity within the catchment area of Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar Lakes not to allow any construction, layout and non-agriculture development activity within the upstream area of Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar Lakes in tune with G.O.Ms.No. 111 M.A dt. 8-3-1996".

    "Now that this entire catchment of the two water bodies falls within the jurisdiction of recently expanded Hyderabad Urban Development Authority area, the Vice Chairman, Hyderabad Urban Development Authority, the Collector, Ranga Reddy District, and the Collector, Mahaboobnagar District shall ensure that no construction or development comes in violation of the above said G.O. They shall keep a strict vigil and take stringent action against the violators as per the law".

    "The Collectors, Ranga Reddy and Mahaboobnagar Districts, shall issue directions to all Gram Panchayats falling within the catchment area of the lakes not to issue any layout or building permissions in violation of the provisions of G.O.Ms.No. 111, dated. 08.03.1996".

    The reported Panchayat approved layout with plots of 1000/500 yards in Pedda Mangalaram village Panchayat amounts to be illegal and unauthorized.
    If every plot has 40% of built up area, how do we ensure 90% of the prohibited catchment area, under conservation area ie for agriculture use only.

    My advice is, do not go in for a plot in prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111, if you want to be a Law-Abiding Citizen, which may not make you materially rich. The non-compliance of Law is the order of the day and a High-Profit Business these days.

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    1. Dear Sir,
      Thank you very much for your valuable suggestion! I am really grateful to you :) I decided to drop the idea...Thanks again!!!

      Many Thanks,
      Praveen

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  35. Hello Sir,

    Good Morning! Can you please throw some light on the Sy.No 135 (Gautami Nagar)of Vattinagulapalli?

    Many Thanks!
    Praveen

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  36. Hello Sir,

    Sorry about my mistake in my previous post! I actually is "Edula Nagulapalli" apparently and not Vattinagulapalli. Very sorry for the confusion! Could you please let me know if the Sy.No 135 (Gautami Nagar)of Edula Nagulapalli is okay to buy property from?

    Many Thanks,
    Praveen

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    1. The Panchayat Village "Edula Nagulapalli" is not one of the 84 villages listed in the prohibited catchment area of the water bodies as per G.o.111. Please check with MRO / Tasildar of the Mandal concerned regarding the land use status of the property as per Revenue Records, before you actually buy it.

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  37. Thank you very much Sir! I appreciate :)

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  38. Hello Sir,

    We are planning to buy 660 sq yards open plot in Raviryala village Sy. No 65 and 66 and this place showing Special Development Zone. Could you please suggest us, is it fine to buy plots in SDZ?

    Thanks
    V Rao

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    1. The village Raviryala does not seem to be in the list of 84 villages identified in the prohibited catchment area of the water bodies as per G.O.111.The mention of Mandal under which the village falls, helps in identifying the location. However, please check up from the MRO of the concerned Mandal that the village is not covered by by G.O.111.

      As Special Development Zone does not make much of a difference, please make sure that SDZ has the approval of HMDA and check the approved lad-use of of the Sy.Nos in SDZ is coming up

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  39. Good Morning Sir,

    I am planning to buy a 400.Sqr.yards at Beauty Green venture that comes under Narkhoda grampanchayat and is in a radius of 8.KMS to Shamshabad Airport, does this fall under G.O-111.?

    incase it falls under G.O.111 should i go for G+1 construction at the site.? Please help me with your wealth of knowledge, TY- Jakeer

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    1. The Grama Panchayat Narkhudda is one of the 84 villages identified in the prohibited catchment area of the water bodies as per G.O.111.

      There is no way, you can legally under take any bldg activity in the prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111.Please ask the developer of Beauty Green Venture (BGV), if there is approval of HMDA, which is mandatory, for BGV.

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  40. sir,
    This is Rao,
    I have bought a farm land in vattinagulapally and wanted to register it as agriculture land. But the SRO office people are insisting that i pay govt rate of Rs.7000 per sq yard. how can the govt fix 7000 as govt value when construction is not allowed. Is there any court order prohibiting buying or selling in the 84 villages mentioned in 111 g.o. Govt is collecting huge money for transfer of land is there any way to protest it.

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  41. Namaskar Sri M.B.Rao.The G.O.111 does not prohibit transaction of land in the 84 villages identified in the catchment area.It strictly restricts the change of land use from Agriculture to any other use.To the best of my knowledge there is no Court Order prohibiting transaction of land in the catchment area covered by G.O.111.

    I think State Govt has powers to notify the land transaction price for the purpose of registration of land in different areas

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  42. Dear Sir,

    Can we assume that for 1 acre of land with ALL the given restrictions and norms in place, we can construct around 4800.00 sqft (which is just 10%) in total?

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  43. sir,

    congratulations for the 'yeoman' services being rendered by u to the public in confusion.

    i have 2 acres of agrl land in Narkuda village vicinity. Can i develop fruit garden and a farm house of 300sq. yards for my own use.

    thank you.

    sharif

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  44. Thank you Mr.Sharif. Certainly you can develop a Fruit Garden which forms part of Agriculture/Horticulture etc activities permitted in the prohibited catchment area of the Water Bodies as per G.O.111.

    With regard to the Farm House, there may not be any problem if it is meant to carry on or supervise the Agricultural activities in the plot.

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  45. I have a plot brought in year 2002. It is in Kishanguda, Shamshabad. What are the limitations regards to GO 111 for this plot? Thankyou

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    1. Kishanguda of Shamshabad Mandal is one of the 84 villages identified in the prohibited catchment area of the Water Bodies as per G.O.111. Irrespective of the fact when the plot was acquired, no development can be permitted, except for agriculture activities , if you choose to be a law-abiding citizen

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  46. Hellor Sir,

    Myself Raj. I am planning to buy a plot in Subhagruha projects in Shankdarpally. The Survey no.s are 165, 179, 180 of Mahalingapuram Village, Shankarpally.
    Could you please let me know, whether these survey nos. fall under GO 111 or direct to me to a link where I can find out the details.
    Thanks in Advance.

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    1. Mahalingapurm village of Shankarapally Mandal is not in the list of 84 villages identified in the prohibited area of the Water Bodies as per G.O.111.The villages of Shankarapally in the prohibited area, are Janwada, Tangutur and Bulkapr.

      Mr. Raj, please make sure that the layout of "Subhagruha Projects" is approved by HMDA, before you buy the plot.Wish you all the very best

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  47. Hi Sir,

    I am planning to buy plot in the khanapur village.The land on which plots are made seems to be the agricultural land.kindly advice . If have to buy what documents need to be checked

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  48. Sir,

    Can you please advice on the survey Nos. 219 & 220 in Gowlidoddi Village of Vattinagulapally Village, Rajendra Nagar Mandal.

    Although they originally in the GO 111, I saw on the Huda website site they are been shown as "Conservation use to residential use"
    reference link http://www.hmda.gov.in/huda/inside/compre.asp

    So I am a bit confused as to what is the actual status. Looking forward for your expert advice in this regard.

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    1. I can understand your predicament regarding the land use in Vattinagulapalli village, which is one of the 84 villages identified in prohibited catchment area of the Water Bodies as per G.O.111.The State Govt itself violated by aligning ORR through the prohibited area at Vattinagulapalli.

      In accordance with the directions of AP High Court in W.P. 9386/07, the Dept of MA&UD, issued Memo No.14046/11/2007 dated 12-10-2007 directing HUDA and the District Collectors, of Ranga Reddy and Mahaboobnagar, to ensure that no construction or development comes in prohibited catchment area of the Water Bodies, in violation of the provisions of G.O.111 and to keep a strict vigil and take stringent action against the violators as per the law.

      The advertisement issued by HUDA and published on 4-12-2007, cautioning against development of layouts in prohibited catchment area of Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar is also relevant

      Therefore HUDA Website appears to be misleading, as HMDA Master Plan 2031,shows Vattinagulapalli in the Conservation zone. Please do not take the risk, if you want to be a law-abiding citizen

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    2. Yes, the HUDA website has an older or non-updated pages which are shown when they are googled (and that's misleading public). They need to update or remove that page. Thanks again for your update on this issue and helping others to know about these details.

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  49. dear sir,
    i have a land of 3 acres 22 guntas under survey no.s 156/a and 150/e in bhulkapur village,shankarpally mandal, r.r.district.please let me know that this land can be made as a residential layout? thank u
    paramesh

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  50. As per G.O.111, the village Bhulkapur of Shankarapally Mandal of RR District is not one of the 84 prohibited Villages identified in the catchment of the Water Bodies. Janwada of Shankarapally Mandal, is the only village listed in the 84 prohibited villages in the catchment area.

    Therefore I presume that your land in village Bhulkapur can be used for development. However please get the approval of HMDA for the layout, to avoid any subsequent complications.

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    1. Dear Sir:
      Bulkapur is one of the 84 villages listed in GO 111. I too have land in Bulkapur and being gram khantam makes any difference in GO 111 restriction regarding FSI.

      Thanks

      Raj

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  51. I have a plot on NH-7 mainroad. And it is also close to Outerring road, NH-7 junction. But it is under Kishanguda, Shamshabad. Does it have a GO 111 limitations, even it is on mainroad facing?

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  52. Hello Sir,

    My name is shivam (An Aeronautical engineer at GMR airport), as i gone through your blog its very informative and helpful and Thanks for information you are sharing with us.
    I had booked a villa in CSK prestige county just near to ORR road shamshabad (M/s CHIMANLAL SURESH KUMAR TEXTILES PVT LTD, SY NOS-326 TO 333, Extent Ac. 10-29 Gts.
    situated at RALLAGUDA AMLET OF SHAMSHABAD (V) AND (M),RR DISTT.),
    as u mentioned in your previous post that rallaguda doen't come in the list of 84 villages which got prohibition.
    I would like to know below things
    Is that area under G.O. 111?
    If yes, how to find whether CSK has taken permission to build villa's as they are building more then 200 villas its about 240+.
    Is there anyway we get regularized in future and
    is there anything like they(govt.) going to reduce from 10 to 5kms FTL of himayatsagar and osmansagar.
    even canara bank is giving home loan for the same, but before i approached to HDFC bank they didnt.

    so Please sir suggest me, ineed ur valuable suggestion.

    Thank you sir.

    Regards,
    shivam
    7702683737

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    1. Thank you Sharma for visiting the Blog. There seems to be some confusion about Rallaguda. If it is a Hamlet of Shamshabad Village, it is very much covered by the prohibited area as per G.O.111.Moreover if CSK Prestige County is within 1 Km from ORR , whether it is covered by G.O.111 or not, no development can take place without prior approval of HMDA.

      Please approach HMDA to get the information under RTI, whether CSK has got prior approval for the project or not. Without getting this confirmation, please do not venture to buy the property in this project or any other one.

      Obviously, Canara Bank has not done adequate home work before dishing out the loans for property in CSK Project. After all it is you, who is going to loose the money, if it is found to be
      illegal ?

      There is nothing impossible in this country of 2G Scam, Coalgate etc, anything is possible. Even the Prime Minister of the country seems to be under the impression that "Rule of Law" is an impediment for the so called Development.

      My sincere advise to you is, as a law abiding citizen, please do not entertain the idea of acquiring the property in the prohibited area covered by G.O.111, with the hope that some thing may be relaxed or regularized in future.

      Please Look for some property without any complications around the Airport, your place of work, which may be available on Srisailam Road ?

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  53. Hello Sir. Thank you so much for creating awareness about the Go 111 and its impact on the residential plots. Could you please help me on these questions ?
    1. Some of the land adjacent to BDL Bhanur are developed as residential plots. Does this area come under the GO 111 ?
    2. is it safe to live near the BDL factory ?

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    1. Thank you Kumaran for visiting the Blog. I will not be able to comment whether the BDL Bhanur plots are covered by G.O.111 unless I know the name of Village Panchayat and Mandal.

      If you are working in BDL, there is no harm in acquiring the property near BDL, if it is not covered by G.O.111.

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  54. thank u very much sir for your concern and your valuable suggestions based on that m not gnna buy that problematic property. and sir CSK is within less then a kilometer from ORR it is almost about 500 or 700 mtrs.
    regards
    shivam

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  55. Dear Sir,

    We are planning to buy a plot near Pedda Golconda village (Survey numbers - 16,17,18 & 20/3) in Bahadurguda. As its very near to Airport,
    Does it has any restrictions to construct houses?
    Does this comes to catchment area?
    Also this layout was approved by Panchayat and not from HUDA, Lands were converted from Agricultural to Non Agricultural.

    Shall I go ahead and buy property in this venture? Also how many floors we can construct in 200 Sqr yrds?. Thanks in advance for your valuable suggestions?

    Please suggest me whether to go for it or not.

    Thank You,
    Ravi

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    1. Thank you Ravi Kumar for visiting the Blog.Bahadurguda of Shamshabad Mandal is one of the 84 villages in the prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111.So therefore any layouts in this area are not permitted.

      The other point to be considered is, if the layout is within one KM from ORR no activity can be undertaken without prior approval of HMDA

      The conversion of Agriculture land for non agricultural purposes, in prohibited catchment area is not permitted. Even in other areas the conversion of agriculture land for other purposes is not normally permitted without following the directions of Hon'ble AP High Court in its Order dated 07-08-2012 in W.P. No.24342 of 2012.Moreover Village Panchayat may not the competent authority to give approval for the layouts that too in prohibited catchment area

      Please do not venture to acquire the property in a lay out which appears to be in violation of all norms and rules.

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  56. Dear Sir,

    Appreciate your initiative to help the people in need with your valubale information.Great blog sir!Thanks a ton!

    Recently i visited a gated community of independent houses situated at the below address:

    Beeramguda(Near to krishnareddy peta junction) situated at Narregudem H/O Ameenpur(v),Patancheru Mandal, SangaReddy Medak

    Dist.(Survey No.1017).

    I enquired about 150 sq yrds house which comes with 1016sft built up area.

    I bought HMDA cd and when checked the mentioned survey no fall under "CONSERVATION ZONE",but i think this village donot come

    under G.O.111.Please confirm

    When discussed with Builder, he showed me a copy issued by "Govt of AP, Revenue Divisional Officer,SangaReddy Medak Dist."
    with subject as below:

    Subject:-- A.P. Agricultural Land(Conversion for Non-Agricultural Purpose) Act 2006 Patancheru Mandal- Ammenpur (V) - Sy.No

    1017 extent 2-01 Guntas, - Request for Conversion of agriculture land into Non-Agricultural Purpose - Permission accorded -

    Orders Issued - Reg.

    But when checked the Land use in HMDA office, it is still "CONSERVATION ZONE"

    So with the aboe mentioned permission, is it legally ok to proceed buying the house or what all other documents can i ask

    the builder to make sure if it is ok?
    If the Village donot fall under G.O.111, is it ok to buy this independent house even though the gated community falls under

    CONSERVATION zone?
    Please guide me how to proceed?

    Please help me with your valuable thoughts sir. Many Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Santhosh S.

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    1. I appreciate the home work done by you Santosh.The earmarking of area as Conservation Zone is not restricted to the prohibited area as per G.o.111.The HMDA while finalizing the Master Plan earmarks the land under different uses (zones)- Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Public Services, Water Bodies,Forests, Conservation etc Zones.

      Conservation Zone

      The Conservation zone generally covers the land earmarked for Agricultural, Hills, Recreation, Open spaces etc. The reduction of Conservation Zone by indiscriminate change of land-use earmarked in the Master Plan coupled with unauthorized changes of land use, is going to adversely affect the quality of life, with deteriorating Air Quality, increasing Temperatures of Heat-Islands, increasing Storm Water Runoff & consequent flooding etc With the reduction of agriculture land, there is already scarcity of locally grown seasonal vegetables, fruits, flowers etc, as result of which their prices are going up, increasing the cost of living and making the life of common city dweller more and more difficult

      Change of Land Use

      CAG in its report for the year ended 31 st March 2010, observed that approvals of change of Land-Use given on a case to case basis, conferring undue benefits to the land owners, thus violating the Sanctity of the Master Plan.

      Conversion of Agriculture Land

      The procedure laid down by the Hon’ble AP High Court Order dated 7-8-2012 in WP No. 24342/2012, in respect of conversion of Land-Use from Agriculture to Non-Agricultural purposes under AP Agricultural Land (Conversion for Non-Agricultural Purposes) Act, 2006 is to be strictly followed by the District Administrations. The conversions made routinely are considered to be illegal and are liable to be cancelled.

      Advise

      Please check that the land under reference has been authorized for the change of land use by following the due process and the layout has the approval of HMDA.

      Wish you all the best

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    2. Dear Sir,

      Thanks a ton for the swift response!

      The gated community mentioned do not have HMDA approval , only panchayat approval as per the discussion i had with builder.

      I checked and verified the original document of Land Conversion (Agricultural to Non-Agricultural) based on AP Agricultural Land Act 2006.

      Few questions sir,
      In order:
      -- to make sure whether the builder followed the rules and regulations mentioned in AP Agricultural Lan Act 2006? And
      --to make sure the land is authorized for the change of land use by following the correct processes?How can i proceed
      Please guide me which Govt Bodies should i approach or any Govt website where i can query or refer documents to validate these?

      Many Thanks in advance,
      Santhosh S.

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    3. You have to cross check with HMDA regarding the permission for the change of land use stipulated in the Master Plan and the permissions required for the gated communities.

      Please visit the Website of HMDA and go through the items under Citizens for clarity

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  57. Ramarao garu, really appreciate your contribution and time for the same. One thing I fail to understand is as a community we are all being fooled by the leaders. We just follow what is in books and spending so much time. So need your help to first understand how is the 10KM decided from the lakes, what is center of Lake? Who decided what are villages in GO111 and what is the basis for it. We know even this is done by the same political parties. If you see they say just' Gopannapalli is residential and Vattinagulapally is not, Kokapet is fine', this is what I say blindly following books/theory. If we see google map, we realize so many residential and IT areas just adjusent to Osman Sagar??? Journalist Colony is Huda approved, but all other are in GO111 because, Name of village suddenly changes or the Survey numbers.

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  58. Than you for your kind words. With regard to the area covered by G.O.111, the AP Govt constituted the Expert Committee to study the water inflows into Himayat and Osman Sagars and to recommend the measures to prevent water pollution so as to ensure clean and and safe drinking water to the citizens of Hyderabad. The committee submitted the interim report based on which some restrictions were imposed in the catchment area. After the Final Report of the Expert Committee was received, the G.O.111 was issued.

    Basis for G.O.111

    All Water Bodies have demarcated Full Tank Level (FTL) and Maximum Tank Level (MTL)to facilitate the water holding capacity at FTL and release the Water at MTL to ensure safety of the Reservoir.

    As per the recommendations of the Expert Committee, G.O.111 was issued notifying the catchment area (up stream) up to 10 Km from FTL of the Water Bodies as prohibited area ( conservation zone )

    Basis for identification of the Villages

    As there was no GPS etc those days, the 84 villages were identified, as per Revenue Records, falling within the prohibited catchment area of 10 Kms from FTL and listed in Annexure to G.O.111. These 84 villages are only indicative and there can be more areas falling within the prohibited catchment area, which can be more accurately identified and determined by using GPS etc. To the best of my knowledge there does not seem to be any political interference those days, in determining the villages.

    Confusion of Vattinagualapalli, Gopannapalli, Kokapeta etc

    The confusion regarding Vattinagualapalli is created because of aligning ORR cutting through the prohibited catchment area of Osman Sagar , leaving the village outside ORR. The villages like Kokapata are down stream (not up stream) and there fore they are not the catchment , even though they may look closer to the water body. If one goes by the contours there may not be any confusion.

    There are always the black sheep, who built Colleges , Resorts etc in the prohibited catchment area and getting away with murder because of their Political Clout/ Money Power etc.

    To the best of my knowledge G.O.111 is based on logical technical, environmental aspects & ground realities and not based blindly on any theories. But unfortunately, because of laxity in implementing its provisions over the last one and half decades , things are made to look absurd as you rightly think or imagine.

    Hope I have been able to address the points raised by you.

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  59. Sir, Thanks for the detailed responce. But I am still not clear on the scientific authority of the contouring analysis of the land surface and lake bed surface. If you just see going clock wise, J Colony Ph 3 is HUDA approved, then it is 111, then again there is HMDA auctioned sites just because the name of the village changes to Gopannapalli and then again there is go 111 then all IT companies, financial distrits and big sky scrapers??. Definitely not clear, even if you see the survey numbers and their extent, it is not uniformley mapped with all twists and turns like our ORR. Can you please let me know the basis for Survey extent. Why can't we do in clearly connecting shapes like Rectangles, Squares, but is always with all sorts of curves whose boundaries can be changed in the way big people want.

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  60. I can fully appreciate your concern about the authenticity of demarcating the areas, which is aggravated by illegal alignment of ORR in violation of the provisions of G.O.111 and the Govt. action of selectively authorizing the change of land-use to benefit the people who have an access to policy and decision makers.

    The villages Narasing, Poppalguda,Nanakramguda, Gopannapalle etc are down stream of Osman Sagar( not in the catchment area) even though they are closer to Osman Sagar. The confusion is caused between Vattinagulapalle and Gopannapalle as the ORR is aligned cutting into catchment area of Osman Sagar and making appear that Vattinagulapalle is outside the catchment area.

    I tend to agree with you that the boundaries of areas covered by Survey Nos can be uniformly marked in shapes of Squares or Rectangles to ensure method in madness.

    If there are any mistakes in marking contours, it can always be corrected by GIS mapping. But there is no way of correcting it, if it is manipulated by the vested interests in collusion with Govt Agencies

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  61. Dear Sir,
    Can you please clarify about the 10 Km radius towards the downstream side of himayat sagar lake. Based on my understanding, the entire area on the other side of himaytsagar lake which is between ORR and NH7 falls on the downstream side. Therefore, from the villages like Rajendra nagar, Hayat Nagar, Sathamrai etc. there is no possibility of rain water flowing to the reservoirs located in upper area.How can it is justifiable to restrict residential or commercial development in these areas. This is based on my understanding and I may be wrong. Hence request you to please clarify
    Thanks,
    R Ravi

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  62. Sorry for the delay in response, Ravi.The restriction is not applicable to 10 Km Radius, which includes down stream also. It is applicable only up to
    10 KM from Full Tank Level (FTL) in the upstream. Therefore you are right, it is not applicable to down stream areas. The villages mentioned by you do not seem to be covered by G.O.111.

    If there are any restrictions, they may be because of HMDA stipulation that Residential/ Commercial developments up to one KM on either side of ORR require prior permission of HMDA.

    I must mention that the location of Shamshabad Airport and alignment of ORR along Himayat Sagar bund are in violation of the provisions of G.O.111.

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  63. Hi,

    Recently I have seen a plot in Khanapur. They are saying they got permission as residential land for their plots. Is it true that we can construct house if we get recidential permission? If yes what percentage we can build the house in plot.

    Thanks

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    1. Khanapur is one of the 84 villages in the prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111 and therefore no development venture can come up there without violating the Rules. Please see the reply below in respect of Vattinagulapally.

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  64. Hi Mr. Rama Rao,

    I was trying to collect some information about GO 111 in Vattinagulapally village.
    I've recently visited a venture by name Tejasri Resorts in Vattinagulapally.
    It is a panchayat approved venture in about 7 acres of land in survey numbers 356, 358, 359, 368 & 369. It has a plotted area of 24101 Sq yrds, road area of 9728 sq yrds,open area of 2051 sq yrds.
    The person who has started the venture claims that, though the land comes under the purview of GO 111, construction can be done in 33-40% of the plots area in G+2 fashion and the rest be left empty.
    Moreover, he shows me a sale deed taken from the MCH, Serilingampally stating that the proposed venture falls under "Urban Residential open land" exempted from GO111 under the category "GramaKhantam". can you suggest if this claim is valid or not? If the construction in 33% in G+2 fashion is not valid, is any construction in these plots legal? Forgive me for my ignorance, what is FSI 1:.5 that you have mentioned? should the total construction area (including multiple floors) be restricted to 50% of the total plot area?

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    1. In accordance with the directions of AP High Court in W.P. 9386/07, the Dept of MA&UD, issued Memo No.14046/11/2007 dated 12-10-2007 directing HUDA and the District Collectors, of Ranga Reddy and Mahaboobnagar, to ensure that no construction or development comes in prohibited catchment area of the Water Bodies, in violation of the provisions of G.O.111 and .to keep a strict vigil and take stringent action against the violators as per the law.

      The advertisement issued by HUDA and published on 4-12-2007, cautioning against development of layouts in prohibited catchment area of Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar is also relevant.

      Vattinagulapally is one of the 84 villages in the prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111 and therefore no development venture can come up there without violating the Rules.

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  65. Hello Sir,

    I am looking at buying a house in Manchirevula village survey nos. 391 and 392, the builder developing in 20 acres with 111 plots/houses. Please advise if this falls under any conservation zone. The layout is HMDA approved. Regards,

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    1. The Village Manchirevula does not seem to be one of the 84 identified in the prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111.However please check up with local Revenue Authorities to make sure it is not covered by G.O.111.

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  66. Thank u sir for al dese valuble info

    I bought a plot in khanapur it is 130 aqyards plot...they were fformed 20 feet road only...and compound wal alsso compleeted....in two acres they formed 22 plots ....al are sold out
    They told to me that i hav d permission to construct al of my plot 130 syards ...is it true or not...can cunstruct my total land....

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    1. Khanapur is one of the 84 villages in the prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111 and therefore no development venture can come up there without violating the Rules.Please find out if the layout has the permission of HMDA, as Village Panchayat cannot accord approval for layouts in the prohibited area.Please see the earlier postings.

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  67. Dear Sir,

    First of all let me congratulate you for educating ppl on land issue around Hyd through your blog.
    My name is KVN Raju and this question is regarding a small gated community in Vattinagulapally village.

    Recently, I have come across this venture on the name of Sree homes, who are planning to build around 35 to 40 independent houses inside the village with gram panchayati approval (VRO approval)very close to Sridevi Engineers college (between village and college). I have written inside the village as the venture has existing old houses in front and beside.

    When I have asked the builder about Go111, he said within 300 mts radius the residential construction is permitted and showed me panchati approval document ((VRO approval). When we went to Panchayati office to esquire, unfortunately no one was around.

    Is it a safe place to invest / purchase a property? Please clarify.

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  68. Thank you Mr.KVN Raju for visiting the Blog. I am reproducing the earlier posting regarding developments in Vattinagulapally

    In accordance with the directions of AP High Court in W.P. 9386/07, the Dept of MA&UD, issued Memo No.14046/11/2007 dated 12-10-2007 directing HUDA and the District Collectors, of Ranga Reddy and Mahaboobnagar, to ensure that no construction or development comes in prohibited catchment area of the Water Bodies, in violation of the provisions of G.O.111 and .to keep a strict vigil and take stringent action against the violators as per the law.

    The advertisement issued by HUDA and published on 4-12-2007, cautioning against development of layouts in prohibited catchment area of Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar is also relevant.

    Vattinagulapally is one of the 84 villages in the prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111 and therefore no development venture can come up there without violating the Rules.

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  69. Dear Sir,

    we have jointly purchased the property of 02.00 acres agricultural land situated at Survey No.96 Part,Situated at VATTINAGULAPALLY VILLAGE.

    my quire is - is this survey no.96 also comes under G.O.111 ?

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  70. All Survey Numbers in Vattinagulapalli revenue limits come under G.O.111.
    Please see the comments posted just before this item regarding Vattinagulapalli.

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  71. Sir,
    REQUEST YOU TO KINDLY HELP ME. I am Dr.Praveen recently i have see a plot in KHANAPUR Village, Rajendra Nagar Mandal, in SY No.220, 222. Can i buy a plot in these SY Nos. I wanted to construct a house in this place as this is very near to Financial District. Please let me know, i will be waiting for your reply. If no please let me know the reasons.


    Thanks & Regards

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    1. Dear Dr.Praveen, as pointed out in earlier postings, Khanapur is one of the 84 villages in the prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111 and therefore no development activity can be taken up there without violating the Rules.Please see the earlier postings.





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    2. Thanks a lot Sir, but as per to 111 GO Govt of AP clearly mentioned 500 meters or 1 km away the down stream or up stream of river waters G+2 can be constructed. Is it true. If thats the case can i buy? Please let me know about 111 GO its bit confusing.
      Thanks & Regards

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    3. Capt Sir, Hats of to your info. 1) But i have seen many big projects completed and selling them in crores of Rupees and how come banks are also sanctioning home loans. The system is bad.
      2. Recently i read in EENADU daily News Paper that 111 GO will be corrected in near future as AP Govt will bring water from Krishna, Godavari rivers. If this is the case the Govt will strike off 111 GO it says.
      Whats your opinion on this Capt Sir.

      Regards,
      Dr. Praveen

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    4. Hello Dr Praveen,

      I have also looked at a venture at Khanapur, on Shankerpally main road, and i m considering buying the plot there. Can you please provide me your conact details. My Email ID is khanbasith@hotmail.com

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  72. G.O.111 categorically prohibits all polluting developmental activities upstream within 10 KM from FTL of the Water Bodies. This is not applicable down stream.My suggestion is do not buy any sights for building houses in Khanapur village and other prohibited villages as per G.O.111.

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  73. G.O.111 categorically prohibits all polluting developmental activities upstream within 10 KM from FTL of the Water Bodies. This is not applicable down stream.My suggestion is do not buy any sights for building houses in Khanapur village and other prohibited villages as per G.O.111.

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  74. Very useful info Captain sir. Take a bow!

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    1. Thank you Jayachandra. Glad the information has been useful.

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  75. HI Sir,

    This is Kishore Kumar, I have plot in shamshabad (Backside shamshabad bus stop)in survey no 761/p . Is my plot fall in 111 G.O,please advice

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    1. Shamshabad is one of the 84 villages in the prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111 and therefore no development activity can be taken up there without violating the Rules.Please contact HMDA if you need any other info.

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  76. Dear Capt. Rama Rao Garu, I am impressed with your commitment for conservation, educating and guiding people. I appreciate your time and effort.
    I own a small farm next to Chaitanya Bharati Engineering college at Khanapur Village on the bank of Gandipet. I want to build a farm house in our 2 acre farm 1000 meters away from FTL. I took the permission from Village Sarpanch 3 years ago. Can I build a 2,500 sq.ft farm house as a get away from condo living for wekends? What are the restrictions as I want this to be Green project without polluting.
    Thanks and regards
    Ramesh

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    1. Thank you Ramesh. The Farm House is stipulated to cater for agriculture operations of the farm.
      When various developers like Pragati Resorts, Golconda Hotel etc are carrying out commercial activities in the Bio Conservation Zone of the Water Bodies, I can only say that building 2500 Sq ft farm house for a weekend stay, in a 2 acre farm may be of little consequence. I am fully concious of the problems to be faced by law abiding people in the days of Rule of Jungle and lack of Good Governance. Wishing you all the very best

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  77. Dear Captain Rama Rao Garu,

    Thank you for providing valuable information which is very useful for people making a right decision.

    I own a plot in Premier Enclave which is located on the main road of Peddamangalaram village of Moinabad village. Peddmanagalaram is listed in the 84 Villages covered under GO111.

    In the recent approved HMDA Master plan 2031 ,peddamangalaram has been classified as the area under residential use zone 4. Can you kindly let me know does this allows me to construct a house with 40% limiatations.

    Thank you in advance for your valuable time

    Murali Krishna

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    1. Thank you Murali Krishna. As per the information I have, Peddamangalaram is classified as Bio-conservation Zone in HMDA Master Plan 2031. Please cross check from HMDA that Premier Enclave is an approved layout of HMDA

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  78. Good Afternoon Captain Sir,

    Very valid information provided by you, actually we got a deal for sale of the land in Vattinagulapally with survey Nos. 251/4, and 252/4 which is of 5 acres each so please kindly suggest me whether to proceed or not? If not to proceed please let me know the reasons like any litications or any non clearance titles involved in the ownership of the land.

    Waiting for ur response sir

    Thanking You,
    Viswanath

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  79. Thank you Mr. Viswanath.As Vattinagulapally village is one of the 84 villages covered by G.O.111, all the lands within the village limits are covered by the provisions of the G.O.111- prohibiting the development activities.If you plan to undertake any development activity of layouts, bldg complexes etc other than agriculture/ horticulture and related activities , my suggestion is "Not to Proceed". There may not be any problem regarding transfer of ownership/ titles of lands as the sale of property is not prohibited.The problem will be regarding the change of Land Use which is Bio Conservation Zone as per the HMDA Master Plan 2032.

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  80. Hello,
    Thank you for your blog and for educating people across world. I'd like to let you know the Govt. Of Andhra Pradesh ammended GO 111 and isssued NEW GO 261 to addresss catchment areas, 10 km distance from Gandipet/himayat sage lakes, down stream areas etc. Now restriction is only upto 1 km and for certain industries. No restriction on residential construction. Please verify with concerned HMDA officials.
    Please check out below link.
    http://www.hmda.gov.in/Gos/memono%20261.pdf
    Kishore

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    1. Thank you Kishore for the feed back.I presume you are referring to AP Govt. Memo No. 261/1/2006 of 16-7-2007 issued for regulating the Developments in the Down Stream Areas of Himayat and Osman Sagars. It is more of a Supplement to G.O.111 rather than an Amendment.

      What ever is stated in G.O 111 regarding Upstream Area ( Catchment Area) holds good with out any changes /modifications. In fact, it is further strengthened by AP Govt Memo
      No.14046/11/2007 of 12-10-2007, issued in compliance with AP High Court directives in W.P.No.9386 of 2007.

      I hope, people do not get mislead by misinformation being circulated by parties with vested interests.Please check once again, if you are planning any acquisition of Plot / Development Activity in the prohibited upstream / catchment area of the Water Bodies, as per G.O.111.

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  81. FYI. Today I have enquired in HMDA zonal office in Shakarpally for lands covered under G.O 111. The officer (JTO) replied that HMDA wouldn't give any kind of new permission even for using that as form house.

    Would there be any hope in future say after 5 years, Govt. shall relax rules for converting it to farm houses, I mean keeping 80% open space?

    --Sesha sai

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    1. The purpose of G.O.111 is to protect the drinking water sources from pollution and to ensure regular inflows into them, so that adequate water supply is available through out the year. You are well aware of the present state of the two water bodies because of violation of the provisions of G.o.111. If you want to add to that, you are welcome.

      G.O.111 stipulates that 90% of the catchment area up to 10Kms from FTL of the Water Bodies is to be maintained as Bio Conservation Zone. How is it possible if 20% of the area is converted to built up area ?

      If the Govt Decides to abandon Osman and Himayat Sagars as drinking water sources , you can hope for relaxation of G.O.111, giving preference for Farm Houses and Resorts over Drinking Water and Biodiversity !

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  82. Captain garu, how much of a population of greater hyderabad will get himayat and osman sagar water ?
    Means % of city population ? Sir does the water flow over the road ( ORR ) from vattinagulapalli ? Sir people like you with high tech knowledge should sugest ministry of forest and environment of country and state, to relax from 10 km to may 1 or 2 kms by giving them detailed explanation instead of all these illegal constructions by all colleges , buildings etc. Atleast they can collect property taxes for example CBIT, MGIT, IBS and more right next to himayath sagar lake and other side of the road they are building high rise buildings at Kokapet SEZ auctioned by govt. Plz advise bcoz I have lot of investments in and around vattinagulapalli village and chilkur village etc. Thanks in advance.

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    1. I may not be able to respond to your satisfaction.The two water bodies are originally meant to cater for the Drinking Water needs of the entire population of Hyderabad, by gravity. But due to phenomenal increase in population and poor inflows into Himayat & Osman Sagars , the drinking water supplies had to augmented by tapping from Singur Reservoir and Nagarjuna Sagar Reservoir through Stages I & II Pipelines, in addition to dwindling supplies from Himayat & Osman Sagars.

      Yes, the water has to flow from high altitudes to lower altitudes, irrespective of ORR.Just because the ORR is aligned through the prohibited catchment area of the Water Bodies, the natural phenomena of the water from Vattinagulapalli finding its way into water bodies does not stop.

      Coming to the relaxation from 10 Km to 1 or 2 Kms , why be partial to cater for your Real Estate interests, let every one be benefited by scrapping the G.O.111 all together. Please see my Blog - Way Out of G.O.111- Abandon the Water Bodies--- posted on 05-11-2011

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  83. Hello Captain Sir,
    Thank you for helping the people around. Sir, I have got a deal to buy a house in puppalguda village but the property is a 'Grama Kantam' and a Gift Deed' has been made to this person by his mother when his father passed away, around 10 years back. Could you suggest me on this property with Government's terms on 'Grama Kantam' and 'Gift Deed' and possible future complications.

    Thank you in advance sir.

    Karthik P

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    1. Dear Karthik, property in "Grama Kantam" may not be a good proposition as these lands are basically meant for common use of the residents of the village.The Supreme Court by order dated 28-0`1-2011 in Civil Appeal No.1132/2011 @ SLP(C) No.3109/2011 directed all State Govts. that they should prepare schemes for eviction of illegal / unauthorized occupants of Grama Poramboke Lands and they must be restored to Grama Sabha / Panchayat for the common use of the villagers.Similar Order was issued by AP High Court in W.P.No.25150 of 2012 by its order dated 14-08-2012.

      Therefore suggest that the property in "Grama Kantam" be avoided , though Puppalaguda Village does not figure in 84 villages identified in prohibited catchment area of the Water Bodies by G.O.111.

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    2. I think the people of 84 villages are not able to enjoy the benefits of the Hyderabad growth when all other villagers are enjoying.

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    3. The People of 84 villages are saved from the onslaught of urban Concrete Jungle and the associated problems. What is the meaning of enjoyment without Clean Air to Breathe, Safe Drinking Water to Drink and uncontaminated Land to grow healthy fruits, vegetable , grains etc?

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  84. Thanks Capt Sir for providing valuable information. Iam planning to buy duplex house either in Kollur or Beeramguda. could you Please confirm if these are fall under GO 111 ? My main concern is to live in non-polluting areas and it should have proper water facility.

    Thanks in advance

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  85. Thanks Capt Sir for providing valuable information, infact after checking your blog I have dropped plan to buy house in vattinagulapally as this is under GO111, thanks so much you have saved my money.
    Iam planning to buy duplex house either in Kollur/UppalPeerazadiguda/Beeramguda. could you Please confirm if these are fall under GO 111 ?
    My main concern is to live in non-polluting areas and it should have proper water facility.
    I understand that musi river is flows close by Kollur and Peerazadiguda.


    Awaiting for your valuable info, thanks in advance

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    1. As per the info I have, Kollur / Peerazadiguda / Beeramguda are not covered by the 84 villages listed in G.O.111.But please check from HMDA regarding the land use of the Plot in which you are planning to buy a house.

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  86. Hello Sir,

    I am regular follower of your blog. Thanx for providing valuable information.

    I am planning to buy a plot in jana chaithanya housing society which is located in Rajendera Nagar Mandal situated at Budvel. When we bought land in moinabad we are not aware of catchment, If there are conditions in rajendera nagar area, please let me know. Survery numbers are 98,99 and 107. This is next to golden heights.

    regards,
    Ahmed.

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    1. Budvel in Rajendra Nagar Mandal is not covered by G.O.111. But make sure that Housing Society has got the approval of HMDA for developing the layout.

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  87. Dear sir,
    I appreciate your voluminous research on implication and violation of GO 111. Can you guide me sir that all surrounded land of Survey No. 222 are now constructed, like Q city, Mantri Celestia, Wipro junction, ICICI and many more establishments have built huge buildings. I am given to understand that some lands fall under Nanakramguda, whereas some in Votinagulapally itself.
    Is there a possibility that since Govt has already permitted construction in the surrounding area, permission in S No. 222 be also received from Huda. I am told that S No. 222 falls under free zone as per zone regulations. Dont know wherefrom to confirm this. Can you kindly guide.
    regards
    Santosh Rathi

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  88. Dear sir,
    further to my mail to you posted at 2.43 PM on March 12, 2013, I have been provided with a GO No. MS 257 of 2.5.2000, wherein it is stated that the draft variation as published in Gazette No. 155 of 28.3.2000, did not receive any objections and suggestions and hence the proposed draft variation has been confirmed.
    According to the said variations No. 7 ( Block VII), the sites in Sy Nos 147 to 149 and 165 to 265 at Vattinagulapally village to an extent of acres 1170 which was earmarked for conservation use zone in the notified Master Plan for non municipal area is designated as residential use zone, subject however to NOC from Water Works Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board Hyderabad at the time of applying for development permissions.
    Thus I believe that the said Survey No. 222 automatically got covered in the said GO and has now status of residential use zone. Land conversion fee is required to be paid to get the land converted and start development.
    Kindly provide your esteemed opinion on this.
    regards

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    1. I compliment you Santosh for tracing the G.O. Ms. No 257 of 2-5-2000 and the particulars of Survey Nos covering an area to an extent of 1170 acres in Vattinagulapally village converted from Conservation Zone to Residential use zone.Legally you are right to build a house in Sy No. 222 of Vattinagualapalli.

      But Govt of AP has committed a fraud by issuing the G.O. No 257 converting the conservation zone in Vattinagulapalli village covered by G.O.111 to residential use, in utter disregard and violation of the stipulations and the spirit of G.O.111.

      Even God, if there is one, cannot save the future generations heading into ecological disaster for which the present generation will be responsible..The Govt is treating the" Land as a Commodity" to meet the present needs, depriving the future generations of their needs

      Wishing you all the very best

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  89. Dear sir,
    This is how politics in this country plays. First they will declare a financial district in the said area. Then they will issue a GO to restrict developments, rather to create ways and means for filling their pockets and then they will issue newer GOs to allow developments selecting the areas, where large corporates have already shown interests.
    This is agony but a bitter truth in our country. I agree with your views as given in your reply of March 12. Future generation shall make us responsible for punishing them due to ecological disaster.
    regards

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  90. Dear sir,
    Thanks for your reply of March 12 2013. Now Go No. 257 has changed the land use from conservation zone to Residential use. Does that mean that 1170 acres of vattinagullapally has come out of the purview of GO 111 and high rise development too is possible in the said area.
    I am receiving offer from a builder for high rise development and apartment at a good price but worried about GO 111 guidelines. Can you kindly guide me on applicability of GO 111 despite issuance of GO 257.
    regards

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    1. Dear Santosh, any thing is possible when there is no respect for Rule of Law and as long as Policy and Decision Makers are influenced & controlled by the Mafia.

      Still there is a possibility of challenging G.O No.257 in the Court of Law, but the out come can be anybody's guess.

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  91. Hi Sir,

    Thank you very much for the information. I need a small informatio, I am planning to buy a plot which falls under Ootapalli Village. Could you please specify that, will this village falls under 84 prohibited villages listed in G.O.111?

    Regards,
    Venugopal

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    1. Ottapalli village of Shamshabad Mandal is one of the 84 prohibited Villages listed in G.O.111.

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  92. Hi Sir,

    This is Vamshi from Hyderabad. Looking for much info on GO.111 found this useful blog.

    Can we go ahead and buy open plot for constructing houses for self with 60% leaving without constructing.

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    1. Sorry for the delay in response.My suggestion is, please do not opt for the plot in the prohibited catchment area covered by G.O.111

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  93. Dear Captain, Thank you for the wonderful information and time that you dedicate for this cause. It is really an remarkable job that you are doing. Sir,I have one acre of land at Himayat nagar village having 100 mango plants ,wherein we want to construct in 5% area a proper house. Is it OK to do that, Thank you in advance and kudos to you efforts again.

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    1. I do not know what to advise ? When people are building massive Colleges, Resorts etc for commercial purpose in the prohibited catchment area and causing much more damage for making tons of money in utter disregard to the provisions of G.O.111, why should you be deprived of your personal comfort in the abode to be built in permitted 5% area of your one Acre Mango Garden ?

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  94. Hello Captain,
    You are the guru as far as the feared and dreaded GO 111. Sir my question:
    1- I have 50 acres of land under the airport terminal building to the south. The land was under a village by name Jamaalshah guda which for some reason has been added to the pan book(tax) of Gollapally. When i look into the map issued by survey of India in Gollapally, there is no demarcation of my land. However it shows Jamalshahguda as a neighbour to the south. Will it be safe to assume that i am not part of 111.
    2- i have used Google earth to measure the distance from FTL to my village(Jamalshah guda) boundary and it is more than 10 KM, it is 11.62km. Will this give me an additional reason to celebrate.
    3- I have tried to locate the map of Jamalshahguda at Survey of India, but none exists.
    Please shed some light
    Thanks
    Amer

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    1. Thank you Amer. With the alignment of ORR and building of Shamshabad Airport, the applicability of the provisions of G.O.111 have considerably changed particularly around the Airport.

      If my information is correct, HMDA Master Plan 2031 does not show even Gollapally as conservation zone. Please cross check this to be doubly sure. I think your land may be outside the scope of G.O.111.

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    2. A good blog is measured by accurate info and PROMPTNESS..your blog scores big on both.

      The 2031 Master plan shows my area as white with incorrect survey number, dont know what that means.
      Sir, i would like to take an appointment to meet you. Plz convey a suitable time and place where i can meet you on my email: amer4545@gmail.com

      I have sought all documents related to Go 111 under RTI from HMDA, HMWSSB, DTCP etc and plan to seek justice. Our meeting will be very important.
      Thanks in advance.
      Amer

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    3. Thank you Amer.I will let you know by Email

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  95. Hello Captain,

    This is rekha from Hyderabad. Looking for much info on GO.111 found this useful blog.

    could you Please confirm survey no 129/3 Vattinagulapally fall under GO 111 ?

    thanks
    rekha

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  96. Thank you Rekha. As it stands, to the best of my knowledge, Sy.No.129/3 of Vattinagulapalli is covered by G.O.111.

    As per one of the earlier postings in this Blog, G.O.257 of 2-5-2000 is reported to have been issued exempting certain Sy.Nos of Vattinagulapalli from the provisions of G.O.111 and this may not stand legal scrutiny.

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  97. Dear sir

    I have an offer to buy 2 acres of land adjacent to Songs of Earth resort in Mokila opposite to Indus International school. I understand that the land is in 111 G.O and my plan is to just have a small farm house. Can I buy it?

    Thank you & Best regards
    Raja

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    1. If the land falls in the villages covered by G.O.111 , it is not advisable to buy it for any purpose other than agriculture and related activities.

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  98. DEAR SIR,
    I WANT SOME CLARIFICATION REGARDING G.O.111. SIR MY QUESTION IS AS PER SUPREME COURT ORDERS 10KMS OF RADIUS ONLY COMES UNDER THE G.O.111. BUT WHERE AS THE BULKAPUR VILLAGE UNDER SHANKARPALLY MANDAL IS NOT FALLING UNDER THIS SUPREME COURT OEDER. THIS VILLAGE IS BEYOND THE RADIUS OF 10KMS AND THE DISTANCE IS 13KMS FROM THE OSMAN SAGAR FTL. WHERE AS THE VILLAGE MOKILA IN THE SHANKARPALLY MANDAL FALLS UNDER THIS SUPREME COURT ORDER, IT MEANS ONLY 7KMS IS THE DISTANCE FROM THE OSMAN SAGAR FTL. THEN WHY THE GOVT OFFICIALS REMOVED THE MOKILA FROM THIS G.O.111 AND WHY THEY INCLUDED THE BULKAPUR VILLAGE WHICH NOT FALLS UNDER THIS G.O.111. SIR PLEASE CLARIFY THE MATTER.

    THANK YOU & BEST REGARDS
    SRIDHAR.

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    1. It is G.O.111 of 1996 which lays down the limit of 10 Km from FTL in up stream and listed 84 villages in the prohibited catchment area and the Supreme Court order of 2000 upheld the provisions of G.O.111.

      As per G.O. 111, three villages of Shankarpally Mandal namely Janwada , Tangutur and Bulkapur are listed among 84 prohibited villages.I may not be able to respond to your query why Mokila village is not in the list of prohibited villages. Suggest that you approach HMDA for clarification

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  99. This the same question I posed to Commissioner HMDA, a while ago. He said it is drainage and watershed pattern of Bulkapur. But Bulkapur falls outside 10 KM radius from the tank.

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    1. Please see my response to the earlier posting. The 10 KM from FTL is indicative , while the actual ground conditions with regard to watershed and drainage pattern, have to be taken into account while identifying the villages likely to cause pollution to the water bodies.

      The Department of MA&UD who issued G.O.111 may please be contacted for clarification if not satisfied with the response of HMDA.

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  100. sir, I am planning to buy a plot in sy125 in vattinagulapalli, ventured by some private agency.It is told that LRS has to be obtained and It is in commercial zone. can i build a villa or house in that area? please reply.

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    1. Please do not try to acquire any land for development / building houses in Vattinagulapalli village as it is one of the 84 villages identified, as per G.O.111, in the prohibited catchment area of Osman and Himayat Sagars.

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  101. hello sir, i am sravan kumar. we own a plot (no:160) in jayalaxmi colony falling under survey no: 189 of vattinagulapally since 1992. the plot is located behind the ap social welfare girls residential school of gowlidoddi village. we hardly have any access by road as the ventures before us built a wall so as to prohibit our access to the plot. is it better to sell it and what is the market value of the land admeasuring 200 sq yards there? and what would be the influence of G.O.111 on it?

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    1. Vattinagulapalli is one of the 84 villages identified, as per G.O.111, in the prohibited catchment area of Osman and Himayat Sagars and no development activity is permitted officially in the prohibited area, which is classified as Bio- Conservation Zone.The land in Sy.No 189 may be covered by G.O.No.257 of 2-5-2000 exempting certain area for development, but it is questionable.

      I have no idea of the market value of the lands. Any way as you are blocked access to your plot , it may be a better option to dispose it off , if there is a taker ?

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    2. Hi sir,

      Thanks for valuble post ,Can you please tell me sy no 13 and 375 comes under G.O.No.257 of 2-5-2000 exemption?

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  102. Hello Sir,

    Thanks a lot for making us understand about G.O 111. Recently I visited Khanapur Village along with my Friend who is planning to purchase an layout in heart of Village. As per the Developer, it comes under Survey No 25 & 28 and it is an gram panchayat layout and comes under Rajendra Nagar Mandal. As per the G.O.111 and the above all discussion, it is clear that we cannot construct any house, but to my surprise i saw an Apartment construction in this area. Is it possible to buy any plot around 200 Sq.yards in Survey No.25 & 28 and can we construct any house with Panchayat approval.

    Some of the Developers in Khanapur Village even say G.O 111 has been reduced from 10 KM to 1 Km Range. Please let us know is it true?

    Waiting for your reply

    Thanks
    Vijendra

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    1. Khanapur is one of the 84 villages identified, as per G.O.111, in the prohibited catchment area of Osman and Himayat Sagars and no development activity is permitted officially in the prohibited area, which is classified as Bio- Conservation Zone.The prohibited area notified by G.O. 111 has not been reduced to one KM and still remains as 10 KM . The development coming up in the heart of the village will amount to illegal activity.

      My advise is not to purchase the plot in Khanapur village to build a house with Panchayat approval which will have no legality.

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  103. Restpectd Sir...

    I have a doubt... please clarify it..
    i came to know about a venture in vattinagulapally.. survey no 11. its a gated villa community.. they r saying it comes under "GRAMAKANTHAM"... what actually it means?? and does the govt. allows the constructions in this area.. as it is under GO 111.. they r saying they got G+1 permission for construction.. plz clariy sir.. thank you sir.

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    1. "Gramakantam" may mean the Village Residential Area / Limits. Whatever it may be, the Gated Villa Community cannot legally come up there. Please check, if it has the approval of HUDA/ HMDA ?

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  104. Dear Sir,

    Its really an honor writing to you sir. From the last 2 months, I do regularly see Advts related to Khanapur and Vattinagulapally plots near to Gachibowli. When I enquired some real estate agent told me that now Khanapur area comes under some "GramaKhantam" category where one can build houses with G+2 permission after getting LRS. Is that right? Is GO No: 111 still existing or any amendments made to it? Please clarify.

    Thank you in advance.

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    1. The provisions of G.O.111 are still valid and there are no amendments. No development can officially come up even in Gramakhantam without approval of HMDA .

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  105. Dear Sir,
    I never knew you provide advises on matters related to Land/ property purchase.
    My son went Kishan guda near ORR & NH7 Crossing to see a venture of CSK REALTORS. He was told that it comes under Grampanchayat and that he got approval. I found the place to be at 1km distance from the ORR and also very close to AIRPORT surrounding area. I told him that there are some restrictions on construction in such locations (around ORR). At the same time I told him may be they should get Directorate of Town planning before getting the approval of the Panchayat. WE didnot find the survey number on the Venture Document. I told him to get that for further enquiry etc.,
    I request you to provide some guidance on the matter. To whom should we approach to get matter clarified.
    Regards to you
    K. Vithal murty

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  106. I am only trying to give clarification regarding applicability of provisions of G.O.111 , so that innocent public is not taken for a ride .

    The village Kishanguda is one of the 84 villages identified in the prohibited catchment area of the water bodies as per G.O.111. As no development can take place, the venture of CSK REALTORS coming up in this village limits is an unauthorized activity.

    My suggestion is not to buy any property from the ventures /developers in the villages covered by G.O.111
    Please get clarification from HMDA if you have any doubts about any venture

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  107. Dear Mr Rao,

    Thanks for clarifying the doubts about CSK group's venture. Even I was planning to have a visit from Pune but now I got the point.

    I want your opinion about Fortune ButterFly City project located on Sri Sailam Highway around 25 kms from Airpot. They are selling plots of different sizes and I was planning to buy one over there. Is it a good and legal move? Please advise.

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. There may not be any problem regarding plots on Srisailam Highway as it is not covered by G.O.111 , but please make sure the layout of this project has the approval of HMDA.As there are some more projects on this road , it may be advisable to visit them and satisfy yourself regarding the facilities being actually provided by them before you buy any property.

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    2. Thanks for prompt reply.


      The layout is as per HMDA norms and is approved by DTCP (40 ft and 60ft roads etc.). For the villa they are having loan option from SBI, LIC etc. For plots they have only DHFL. I am planning to buy a 500 yds plot there. But I have observed that there is no remarkable price appreciation in last 5 years.What do you suggest?

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    3. I am not very knowledgeable about real estate transactions. As the developments such as FAB City etc originally planned are kept in cold storage for the last 4 to 5 years, the demand for plots in this area was slack. It is recently reported that two Electronics Manufacturing Complexes/Estates to be set up in this area have been approved by Govt of India.

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  108. Dear Capt Rao,
    In October-November of 2002, a group Wipro employees formed a housing society to acquired a piece of land in Vattinagulapalli village(survey # 189 of Vattinagulapally village, Rajendra Nagar Mandal, RR District.
    Then a tentative layout of the land was made and offered the same to the Wipro employees.
    Since then, we have not been able to get the layout approved due to GO111.
    Can you please let us the situation with respect to GO111 and any specific knowledge of this piece of land (survey#189).
    It's been more than 10 years we have been holding on to this investment with a hope of construction a house. What is your advice?
    Should I hold on to this property? Can I construct as the GO111 guidelines by leaving 60% open space? Is a there a exit route otherwise?
    I will appreciate your feedback.
    Regards,
    Maha

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    1. The situation in Vattinagukapalli village covered by G.O.111 has been completely distorted and muddled with alignment ORR cutting through Bio Conservation Zone at the village and the issue of G.O.357 dated 2-5-2000 converting huge chunk of land under Bio Conservation into Residential Use.
      Your Survey No.189 is covered by this infamous G.O which can be challenged in the court of law. and has no validity in the light of Supreme Court Land Mark Judgement dated 1 st December 2000

      The Dept of MA&UD issued the Memo No.14046/11/2007 dated 2-10-2007 in compliance with AP High Court Directive in W.P. No3986 of 2007 , prohibiting all development activities layouts etc in the Bio conservation Zone covered by G.O.111 .

      According to me, this notification is applicable to the entire area covered by G.O.111, irrespective of the Orders issued permitting the change of Land use. Therefore no development activity can take place in Sy.No 189 and other Sy Nos covered by G.O 357

      As far as I can see, there is no exit route, you are trapped.. If you want to stick on to Sy.No 189 it is going to be A High Risk Gamble . Choice is yours

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    2. Regret the typing mistake with regard to G.O. No. Please read it as G.O.257 instead of G.O 357.
      Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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  109. Sir my name is amrish I have a small question that how can cine towers is built up when there is Go 111. Is that land dosent come under go 111 and if so why.

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    1. I am sorry for my ignorance. Where is the "Cine Towers" being built ? If you give the particulars of the Village and Mandal , I may be able to give clarification

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    2. Sir Thanks for your response. the movie towers is situated in survey number 239 and 240 of kokapet village which is the boundary of vatti nagulapally village. How can the movietowers get the permission to built 19 floors. Then why not vatti nagulapally village get this type of permissions does this movietower does not cause hindrance to pollution control board. Please explain.

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  110. sir ,
    i am vijay ,this is regarding file no. 5339/MP1/H/99, 4317/MP1/H/99 about sy.no.s 147 to 149 and 166 to 265 of Vattinagulapally village change of land use from Conservation use to residential use Ac.1170.00 G.O.Ms.No. 257,MA, dt.2-5-2000 .Is this g.o applicable if so what is the status .please help

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    1. Please see the response given to the posting one before the previous one

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  111. Captain,

    Appreciate your blog and all the answers to questions.

    There is a venture named 'Sri Lakshmi Enclave' in survey number 125 of Vattinagulapally village. The sales guy boasts about US Consulate, Plots for IAS officer in near by area etc. Curious to know if this area where of proposed venture also comes under the GO 111? Can houses be built at all? If yes does the 60% free area apply here as well?

    Thank you.

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    1. As it stands to day, No Development activity comprising of layouts, building activity etc can be under taken in Vattinagulapalli village covered by G.O.111.The Survey No.125 is not covered by G.0.257 dated 2-5-2000 , which itself has no legal sanctity, permitting conversion of Land Use from Bio Conservation Zone to Residential Use..

      The US Consulate and Plots for IAS Officers should have no bearing on the provisions of G.O.111.
      The G.O. No 522 dated 4-5-2006 allotting land in Sy N.o.132 to IAS Officers is not valid Therefore development of Sri Lakshmi Enclave in Sy No 125 amounts to be an unauthorized activity.

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  112. Appreciate your blog and all the answers to questions sir.

    Respected Sir, My issue is regarding Sy.No 1018 of Ameenpur, Beeramguda, Patancheru Mandal initially in 1985 it was sold out to Industrial Employees (low income) under Society name Industrial Employees Housing Board Society which is registered at that time by Registered GPA Holder now all employees who purchased the plots have EC and sale deed documents on our names but successors of land owner who sold it to GPA holder are in procession now. What we need to do. I thankful to your kind consideration of our questions.

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    1. I am sorry, I may not be of any help in this regard, as I have no knowledge of land transactions that too, complicated ones of Hyderabad. Suggest that you seek the legal opinion.

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  113. Hi Sir, Will Telangana State formation impact this GO...because new government can modify this..rt?

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    1. Whether Telangana or No Telangana , Hyderabad City will continue to exist and the people of Hyderabad need Drinking Water ? Dependence on Krishna and Godavari Waters will prove to be too expensive .

      Supreme Court directive dated 01-12-2000 with regard to provisions of G.O.111 and Drinking Water
      will be applicable to Telangana also !

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  114. Dear sir,
    I have plot in vattinagulappaly survey no 129/3 beside wipro,Does this comes to catchment area?this layout was approved by Panchayat,Can i built house for myself,
    could you Please confirm survey no 129/3 Vattinagulapally

    Waiting for your reply

    Thanks
    sk Zaeem

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    1. Vattinagulapally is one of the 84 villages covered by G.O.111, in which no development activity is permitted.With the alignment of ORR cutting through the prohibited catchment area of Osman Sagar at Vattinagulapally lot of conversions are taking place either with or without the consent of Govt.

      The development activity in Sy No 129 is not legally permitted

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  115. Hello Sir,

    I want to purchase a land of 1 acre in recreational zone in shamshabad mandal for constructing a small house in 200 yards leaving the balance open. please advise if its is ok to purchase the land.

    Regards,
    Amit

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    1. There is no harm in purchasing the land, but for undertaking any construction activity, please take the clearance from HMDA

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  116. Sir,
    GO 111 released after 1990. Plots were made by Sreeramnagar Society (secretariat colony) and sold to employees in the year 1990. Along the conduit to Asifnagar, min. area under FTL as on mid september 1990 may be made known. What is the fate of those who have purchased plots in 1990.

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  117. Even if the plots are purchased in 1990, prior to issue of G.O.111 , the provisions of G.O.will be applicable to all lands in the prohibited catchment area.However if the constructions had come up prior to the date of issue of G.O - March 1996 , they may not be applicable.

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    1. Ramarao garu,
      As on the date of purchase of plot, such order did not exist. The person who have constructed before march 1996 is lucky fellow; and others are the losers. then the purchaser of the plot with his savings has to suffer today for no fault of his? For what reason. Conduit is a pipe line to asifnagar. For what do you need 100' on either side sir. why do you want to play with our hard earned money. Is GO March 1996 made know to the public sir.
      Have you ever visited this place sir. People have constructed unofficially on the conduit and running businesses. Some constructed buildings (unauthorisedly) and constructed ramp on to the conduit submerging the conduit Sir, big buildings, business people and ventures have erupted in gachibowli and no one speaks there. Why only those poor fellows who have purchased plots nearby the conduit and unaware of this GO has to suffer. Why don't you leave this and save us from mental trauma. I request your kindself to kindly release the issue of 100' on either side of the conduit for which act my generations will be thankful to you. Sir, ganesh idols are dropped in all the lakes (earlier only tankbund). More than half of Kapra lake has been encroached. Now idols are dropped into these lakes. Why don't you try to protect the lakes. Hope I will get a reply. Thanking you.

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  118. I fully appreciate your predicament. I am only a concerned senior citizen working with the object of creating awareness about various issues linked with environmental pollution with a view to to have better quality of life in Hyderabad.

    For your kind information, I have nothing to do with the State Administration regulating the Land Use, Bldg Rules etc

    I entierly agree with you regarding encroachments, illeagal constructions , Lakes pollution, encroachment of water bodies etc. But unfortunately the mafia of Neta, Babu and Realestate nexus, is law onto itself , while the citizens remain helpless spectators.

    With regard to encroachments along the conduit referred in G.O.111 , i am in agreement with you. The G.O. was well intended for the purpose of protecting drinking water supply to the city.

    I used visit the area quite frequently, but I have not visited for about last 8 years because of indifferent health.

    I am sorry, if i am resposible, for the mental trauma caused.

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  119. REQUEST YOU TO KINDLY HELP ME. I am krish and recently i have see a plot in KHANAPUR Village, Rajendra Nagar Mandal, in SY No.228. Can i buy a plot in these SY No.The developer told me that survey number will come in residential zone 1 and will construct house with G+1. I wanted to construct a house in this place as this is very near to Financial District. Please let me know, i will be waiting for your reply. If no please let me know the reasons.

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  120. hi sir this is bobby..i want ot buy a land in survey o 74 vattinagulapalli..i have seen the venture it is good..but someone told me it under 111 g.o ...and only 40% construction will be allowed..but i checked it in the hmda website inthat master plan of moinabad and rajendra nagar ..they havent mention any restiction ...please check it for me..and reply me as soon as possible
    thank you

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  121. As Vattinagualapalli is one of the 84 Villages identified in prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111, no development activity can be undertaken there as per State Govt Orders issued as pet AP High Court Directive . Please contact HMDA for any furher clarification

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  122. hi sir, this is goud, i have seen a venture at vattinagulapally village in survey number 74 and the developer told that their project came under gramakantam and wil construct g+1 building with gram panchayat permission. the venture is very good and near to gachibowli IT hub. could you please tell me about gramakantam and please check weather it is correct or not

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  123. Hi Sir, I have been offered for an acre land in Tangutur village, can I buy it for agriculture purpose and construct a 2 bedroom house one for worker and one for myself in it?

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  124. With regard to Vattinagulapally , it is in the prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111 and no development activity can be undertaken as per AP High Court directive. To the best of my knowledge, Gramakantam means, the area in the close vicinity of the village used for community purposes.

    With regard to "Tangutur" village it is wronly spelt instead of "Tankutur" in Shankarpally Mandal and is covered by prohibited catchment area as per G.O.111 and no development activity can be undertaken

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  125. Dear Mr.Rao,

    I have recently seen a gated layout [Survey No. 696, Janwada] belonging to Sri Infra. The agent claims that this survey no longer comes under GO 111. When I checked the HMDA maps I still find it in the Bio Conservation zone. There are some articles in news papers that some part of Janwada has indeed been removed from the Bio Conservation Zone.

    Can you please let me know if it is safe to purchase a plot in the mentioned Survey number?

    Thanks,
    Aditya

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  126. It is a fact that change of land use of an area of around 30 Acers in Sy.No.696 of Janwada Village was permitted by AP Govt by issuing G.O. No. 293 dated 26-07-2011. This is highly discriminative, irregular and in utter disregard to Supreme Court and AP High Court Directives with regard to change of land use in the prohibited area covered by G.O.111. This was brought to the notice of the State Govt. Under the circumstances, the option to purchase of plot in in this Survey No is left to your choice .

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  127. Dear and Respected Capt. J Rama Rao sir,
    First Let me say few words.
    You are doing a great public service with your campaign on environmental issues and educating public about various effects of illegal, immoral and unreasonable exploitation of natural resources.

    many of us have fallen victims to the above activities due our ignorance of the reality concerning various aspects of land use etc.
    your blog is educating many people and preventing many from becoming future victims.

    I have 1000 Square yard( 2 Plots of 500 Sq. Yards each abutting each other) in Shankar(i) Hills Lay out, Located next ORR coming under Vattinagulapalli Village in Rajendra Nagar Mandal.
    I know that this entire lay out is coming under the purview of G. O 111.

    From the latest information you have kindly educate me the implications whether any house canbe constructed and if yes what is maximum allowed % of area.

    Also if you know any others who have contacted you regarding Shankar(i) Hills Lay out, please provide me their e-mails so that i can contact them.

    Regards
    S. Syam Prasad
    syamps@yahoo.com / syampsoma@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Mr Syam Prasad . The sites in Vattinagulapally village limits have become complicated with laying of ORR cutting across the prohibited catchment area of G.O.111 in violation Supreme Court directive.

      The AP Govt issued G.O.257 of 02-05-2000, converting the Sites in Survey Nos.147 to 149 and 165 to 265 to an extent of 1170 Acers in Block VII of Vattinagulapally from Conservation Zone to Residential Use subject to obtaining NOC from HMWS&SB . Though it is in violation of the provisions of G.O.111, it is the ground reality and many people are understood to have under taken development activities. I am not aware if Shankar Hills Layout comes under this modified area and I have no particulars of the people in this layout.

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