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Indian state to digitise revenue records

Chandigarh, India: The Haryana State Government in India initiated a project for digitising and updating land records by using high resolution satellite imagery, according to the state’s Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Mahender Pratap Singh.
“The main objective of the project is to develop a modern, comprehensive and transparent land records management system. It will pave the way for efficiency in maintenance and updation of textual records, maps, survey reports and settlement operations and registration of immovable property,” the minister said.
The minister explained that the project would be implemented through Haryana Space Applications Centre, Hisar, which is the nodal agency in the state for remote sensing and GIS related work. Revenue records available at the district headquarters would be digitised in a GIS environment and the same would be updated by the respective village revenue officials (patwaris) using the maps and other land records available with them.
According to the state’s Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management, Raj Kumar, satellite data will be overlaid on digitised maps. This overlaying will also create the latest database about the land use, forestry, geomorphology, soil, water prospects and land degradation, for each acre of land in the state.
Source: Yahoo