Agartala, India: The Directorate of Land Records and Settlement (DLRS) in Agartala, Tripura (North-eastern state in India) digitised all land records and introduced ‘e-jami’ service. The ‘e-jami’ service enabled native of Tripura State to get land mutation papers smoothly. The service was inaugurated by Manik Sarkar, Chief Minister of the state.
This online service updates land records and other allied information on Internet thereby reduces land dispute cases and enhance transparency in the land records maintenance system. It has been developed with financial and technical support from the Centre under the National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP).
The major components of this programme are computerisation of all land records including mutations, digitisation of maps, integration of textual and spatial data, survey (or re-survey) of all settlement records including creation of original cadastral records.
The digital survey under this programme was done using total stations and Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) and hybrid methodology using aerial photography and by high resolution satellite imagery.
“All land records are being computerised using the modern technology. Around 11 lakh mutation papers have been digitalised. Our next target is to digitalize 5780 maps of the entire state. This will help the citizens of the state to get access to all information on land through Internet from anywhere,” said DLRS Director M K NATH.