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Hyderabad city admin in India to digitise govt land maps

Hyderabad, India: The Hyderabad city administration in India will soon digitise maps of government-owned land in the city. Tehsildars have been given the responsibility of identifying government land and using the GIS to upload maps on the district website www.hyderabad.gov.in, revealed Hyderabad district revenue officer K Madanamohan Rao. He was in conversation with an Indian daily. 
“Hundreds of acres of government land lie under the Hyderabad district jurisdiction. Land sharks are eyeing these properties. The issue came to light when local revenue authorities visited these sites and found that the land had been encroached upon. Squatters are moving court claiming ownership of these plots. As a result, the government has lost possession of valuable real estate in the city as it keeps getting embroiled in legal wrangles,” said Rao.
“We collected house number data from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and superimposed it on our records but they did not tally. In some cases, government land is being shown as private land. In view of these problems, we have decided to digitise records of government land spread across the 16 mandals (Amberper, Ameerpet, Asifnagar, Bahadurpura, Bandlaguda, Charminar, Golconda, Himayathnagar, Khairatabad, Marredpally, Musheerabad, Nampally Saidabad, Secunderabad, Shaikpet and Trimulgherry) in Hyderabad district,” he added. 
Later, these maps would be linked to Google Earth, Rao stressed. The project has been awarded to Global Information Technology (GIT). “Once the project is completed, any citizen can visit the portal and select an area to check land holding before purchasing property. The new system will be launched in March,” he continued. 
Source: Times of India