India: The government of Maharashtra plans to use drones to conduct the biggest land survey in the history of modern India. This enormous task is being conducted togive possession rights to 15 million household living in the state.
The survey would commence from 1st June, 2019 and drones would be installed with high-resolutions cameras that will examine 40,000 villages in the state.
The survey is the biggest to ever be conducted in India and will take close to 3 years to be completed.
India undertook a massive land record modernisation programme in 2008, aimed at surveying lands, upgrading records and establishing ownership. That could help bridge government gaps in data and make any initiatives to improve land rights more transparent.
With drones, the government was able to cut down the time taken to survey significantly. This would eventually help bridge government gaps in data and also make initiatives to improve land rights more transparent.