Hyderabad: Against the backdrop of the
Adarsh housing scam, the Defence Ministry has started
computerising records pertaining to the land possessed by it.
"We have about 17 lakh acres of land, out of which, two
lakh acres are in Cantonment areas, across 62 Cantonments
spread all over the country, which is very valuable. We have
begun the process of computerising all the land (records) that
we have," Union Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju
told reporters here on the sidelines of a function.
The process of computerisation of the land details has
begun and is likely to be completed soon, he said.
In safeguarding the defence land, the ministry is taking
all possible measures. We are also strengthening the Director
General of Defence Estates, the minister said, adding the
armed forces have also been asked to take a greater
responsibility on the matter.
The Minister also urged public representatives to help
protect defence lands which are mistaken as vacant lands.
Replying to a query on Adarsh housing scam, he said the
ministry would wait for the outcome of CBI probe.
Asked if there is any possibility of demolishing the
Adarsh society building, he said, "I cannot say that. The
Environment Minister has made his observations. The CBI has
been entrusted the job of investigating into the facts of the
matter. We will take a decision based on that".