After the repeal of the Urban Land Ceiling Act, 1976, various government orders were officiated to regularise dwellings on government land, upon the residents producing sufficient proof. However, of the 819 applications submitted to Municipal Revenue Office (MRO), 755 (92%) were rejected.
The team found 317 cases where applicants were eligible for regularisation. However, only 62 out of these applications had been accepted by the Revenue Department. The advocacy drive to get the additional applications accepted resulted in a 400%+ increase from the earlier 62.