Indian land record management to integrate data on GIS

Indian land record management to integrate data on GIS

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New Delhi, India, 14 June 2007: Land records management in the country is slated to witness a major change with the Centre considering the National Land Resource Management Programme (NLRMP), an e- governance and system-reform initiative of the UPA government, aimed at integrating the data on a GIS platform.

The programme aims at integrating satellite imagery, Survey of India maps and the land records on a GIS system. Although, construction and building activities will not be covered under the programme, once implemented, it would be able to provide Records of Rights (RoRs) with maps to scale. It would also provide other land-based certificates such as caste certificates, income certificates, domicile certificates, information for eligibility for development programmes, land passbooks etc.

“The government is committed to make land records error proof and transparent. We are in the final stage of consultations and it would be implemented after cabinet approval,” said, Union Rural Development Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh.

The Ministry is organising a two-day National workshop of State revenue secretaries here to apprise about the goals and modes of implementation of the programme.