On Saturday, the Union Rural Development Ministry said that land records have been digitalised in 23 states/union territories. Under the Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP), computerisation of registration of land, cadastral maps and land records have been completed in more than 90 percent of the states, the ministry said in an official statement.
Details of digitalisation of data related to land records were shared by the ministry in an event to release a booklet on "Best Practices in DILRMP."
This publication lists various 'good practices' followed in land records modernisation across national policy framework and in nine study states namely Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Rajasthan. It also covers the gaps in the implementation of different processes (such as registration, mutation, survey, settlement, land acquisition), technological initiatives and legal and institutional aspects.
Releasing the booklet, Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that a good land records system is a necessity for any harmonious and progressive society.
He said that over the years, the significance of error-free, tamper proof and effortlessly accessible land records has been the focus in India.