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Indian state to digitise land records using WorldView data

India: The entire revenue record of Haryana state in India would be digitised and updated using 0.5 metre resolution WorldView satellite data for the seamless preparation of a database of land records, an Indian daily reported. The updated maps would be geo-referenced using the benchmark Ground Control Points being identified and fixed in the state using advanced technology of Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS).

According to the report, the geo-referenced WorldView satellite data would be overlaid on the digitised cadastral maps used to correct inaccuracies in the data. This overlaying would also create the latest database about the land use, forestry, geomorphology, soil and land degradation.

According to revenue and disaster management minister Mahender Partap Singh, all the records available at the district headquarters would be digitised in a GIS environment and the same would be updated by the respective village patwaries using the Sajra maps and other land records available with them.

The revenue and disaster management minister said that besides the preservation of records, this information could be used in land value assessment, field level soil health cards, smart cards for farmers to facilitate e-governance and e-banking, settlement of compensation claim for land acquisition and rehabilitation, crop insurance, and grant of agricultural subsidies, among others.

As of now, Haryana Land Record Information System (HALRIS) software was being used in Haryana for registration of land deeds. Integration of the database to be created in the current project would streamline the land revenue administration as the system would be tamper proof with easy availability of data at tehsils, sub-division and district level.

Singh said that Haryana had taken a lead in the modernisation of land records by digitising the cadastral maps for better land management in the state. He said that the main objective of the project was to develop a modern, comprehensive and transparent land records management system in the state to implement the conclusive land-titling system with title guarantee, which would be based on four basic principles.

These include a single window to handle land records, including the maintenance and updating of textual records, maps, survey and settlement operations and registration of immovable property.

Source: Hindustan Times