Digitisation of land records in Telangana సెప్టెంబర్ 1, 2015Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, Economy, Hyderabad, Mulki, Settler, Telangana, Warangal.
Telangana to digitise land records in 7 districts
The Hindu, Hyderabad, September 1, 2015
Centre to share Rs. 120 cr. of the Rs. 150-cr. project. The government is finalising the agency by inviting tenders and, thereafter, survey would be launched, a senior official said.
In one of the first Centrally-sponsored projects, the Telangana government is set to digitise land records in seven districts of the State to settle long-pending land disputes at a cost of Rs. 150 crore, of which the Central share is Rs. 120 crore.
The project was sanctioned for districts other than Hyderabad and Nizamabad under the National Land Records Management Project with the task of surveying lands, updating records and digitising the same.
The government is finalising the agency by inviting tenders and, thereafter, survey would be launched, a senior official said. In Nizamabad, the records are already digitised and updated under the Bhoo Bharati scheme, also sponsored by the Centre. However, Hyderabad was kept out of the project as it would require a different strategy for implementation.
The work would commence in Warangal on a pilot basis and extended to the remaining six districts in phases. It would involve uploading information about all kinds of lands online to provide instant access to information for users.
Not only records of lands, but their boundaries and mapping would be available online. Even disputes about lands and their past occupation would be posted online in a bid to check encroachments.
A team of Centre for Good Governance will visit Warangal next week to study how the project could be implemented.
The Chief Commissioner for Land Administration has already passed on instructions about the project to Collectors and other revenue authorities.