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GoI approves three national land record centres

New Delhi, India: The Government of India (GoI) approved creation of three National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP) centres at Salboni in West Bengal, Union territory of Puducherry and at Berhampur. The government also sanctioned about INR 196 lakh for each of the centres during the financial year 2011-12. 
The NLRMP centres shall be made operational within a period of one year from the date of sanction. It has been conceptualised as a major system and reform initiative that is concerned not merely with computerisation, updating and maintenance of land records and validation of titles, but also as a programme that will add value and provide a comprehensive database for planning developmental, regulatory and disaster management activities by providing location-specific information, while providing citizen services based on land records data. 
The activities to be supported under the programme, inter alia, include survey/resurvey using modern technology including aerial photogrammetry, updating of land records including mutation records, completion of computerisation of the records of rights (RoRs), computerisation of registration, automatic generation of mutation notices, digitisation of maps, integration of the entire system digitisation of maps and training and capacity building of the concerned officials and functionaries. It must be recalled that in 2008, the GoI had approved the proposal of the Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development to merge the two existing GoI-sponsored schemes of Computerisation of Land Records (CLR) and Strengthening of Revenue Administration & Updating of Land Records (SRA&ULR) and to replace them with NLRMP, with the ultimate goal of ushering in the system of conclusive titles with title guarantee in the country. 
Source: PIB