Digitisation Of Land Records Completed In 90 Per Cent Of Over 6.5 Lakh Indian Villages: Rural Development MinistryA village in Himachal (Representative Image) (Koshy/Wikimedia Commons)

Around 90 per cent of villages in country have computerised the Records of Right (RoR), the basic primary record showing land rights and property transactions, the Ministry of Rural Development had informed the Rajya Sabha on 13 December, reports The Hindu Businessline.

In response to a query in the Upper House, the Ministry of Rural Development also informed that about 53 per cent of the cadastral maps, showing the boundaries and ownership of land parcels have been digitised.

The Centre Government, through the Digital lndia Land Records Modernisation Programme (DILRMP), is providing financial assistance to the States for the computerisation of land records.

“Till date, the computerisation of RoR has been completed in 5,91,221 (90 per cent) villages out of 6,55,959 villages across the country, and 66,60,226 (53 per cent) cadastral maps have been digitised out of 1,24,92,526 cadastral maps,” the Ministry said.

Along with some Northeastern states, Kerala (43.24 per cent) and newly created union territories of Jammu and Kashmir (9.32 per cent) and Ladakh (6.69 per cent) have been lagging behind in digitisation of the land records.

The integrated land information management system under the DILRMP provides online, single-window, at-a-glance access to all available and relevant information to give a fair comprehensive position of any plot of land. The move helps reduce land disputes and checks fraudulent and benami transactions. Digitisation of land records does not require any fee from the land owners, the Ministry added.

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