On July 31, 2020 Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, released a booklet on ‘Best Practices in Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP)’ prepared by Department of Land Resources (DoLR), Ministry of Rural Development based on the presentations made by states during regional and national workshops since inception of the programme.
- This book is a collection of different best practices that focus on addressing various issues, challenges, and threats to the implementation of DILRMP.
Substantial Progress Achieved under DILRMP
The Substantial progress achieved under DILRMP are as follows:
i.Computerization of Land Records has been completed (more than 90%) in 23 States/ Union Territories(UTs) and substantial progress has been achieved in 11 States/ UTs.
ii.Digitization of Cadastral Maps has been completed (more than 90%) in 19 States/ UTs and substantial progress has been achieved in 9 States/ UTs.
iii.Computerization of Registration (Sub Registrar Office (SRO)) has been completed (more than 90%) in 22 States/ UTs and substantial progress has been achieved in 8 States/ UTs.
iv.Integration of SRO with Revenue Office has been completed (more than 90%) in 16 States/ UTs and substantial progress has been achieved in 8 States/ UTs.
i.This publication lists various ‘good practices’ followed in the modernization of land records in the national policy frameworks and in 9 study states namely Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Rajasthan.
ii.It also covers the gaps in implementation of different processes (registration, mutation, & survey among others), technological initiatives and legal and institutional aspects.
Highlights of the book
i.The book discusses very scientifically the methods adopted by the states for better land record management
ii.It provides useful inputs to identify areas of innovation and helps other states to use similar innovative practices to gain a more comprehensive understanding of ground-level realities.
iii.It will eventually lead to an improved land management system, reduction in land conflicts, prevention of benami transactions and a comprehensive integrated land information management system in the country.
i.The Land Reforms (LR) Division was implementing 2 Centrally Sponsored Schemes namely, Computerisation of Land Records (CLR) & Strengthening of Revenue Administration and Updating of Land Records (SRA&ULR).
ii.The Cabinet on August 8, 2008 gave approval for merger of these schemes into a modified Scheme named DILRMP.
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