Srinagar, India: Jammu and Kashmir government couldn’t implement National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP)—a high-tech initiative aimed at computerisation of land records and the survey of land resources in different Indian states, GreaterKashmir.com reports. The programme is funded by government of India (GOI). It was rolled out on September 24, 2008.
According to the report, the programme is to be completed in eight years. But the state’s Department of Revenue is sluggish on it and has not submitted the proposals to the Government of India for the grant of funds under the scheme. However, under an older Computerisation of Land Records Scheme of the Department of Land Resources, GOI, the state government had sought funds to digitise the land records in the erstwhile 14 districts in Jammu and Kashmir. But despite the grant of funds, the state failed to digitise the land records of even a single district. Later, this scheme was merged with NLRMP, but still, there was no progress.
The objective of the programme is to improve the governance by replacing the presumptive land records administration in the state with modern, transparent and easily-accessible and internet-enabled computerised land records that are easy to maintain and update at the village level.
Meanwhile, states like Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have already created the baseline data for developing the computer based Land Information System.