Digitisation of land records to begin soon

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, JAMMU
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2014 23:04 IST

An ambitious project to provide digital land titling guarantee to the people has been launched with the first step of putting out a request for proposal (RFP) in the public domain.

The project includes data entry, digitisation (vectorisation) of cadastral aps (musavis), survey and re-survey for updation of land records and integration with record of rights (RORs). Besides the project also includes management of old revenue documents, development of web-based geographic information system (GIS) for running various applications together apart from training and capacity building.

For ensuring that the project is completed in a time bound manner, proposals for outsourcing this entire work to competent and experienced information technology service providers have been invited to be sent by January 24, 2015.

In J&K, an empowered agency - the Jammu & Kashmir Land Records Management (JaKLaRMA), headed by financial commissioner (revenue) as its chief executive officer, is handling this project.

Set up in 2013, the JaKLaRMA, with a series of hectic meetings with the Union ministry of rural development and land resources department, has succeeded in getting approval for an annual action plan of `60 crore for 12 districts of J&K.

To begin with, the agency has planned to take two districts - Jammu and Srinagar - in phase-I. Another ten districts will be taken up in phase-II and the remaining 10 districts in phase-III.

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