STATE LAND Records Commissioner Shailendra Singh today directed the officials to carry out survey of Residency Area land on war footing and complete it as soon as possible. The 1100-acre land survey will take six months to complete.
Singh held discussion with Land Records Deputy Commissioner Dharmendra Singh and Nazul Officer Vivek Shrotriya on the procedure being adopted for the work. A gazette notification will be issued shortly land surveying.
To begin with, 150 control points will be installed to ascertain the outer boundaries of the City’s prime land, whose ownership claim is under legal dispute. Its outer periphery will be fixed on the basis of surveyed villages that surround it.
These surveyed villages that touch its limits are Indore Kasba, Chitavad, Musakhedi and Pipaliyahana. Residency land is situated within the four boundaries of these surveyed villages.
Once the control points or the identity marks get in place, Nazul Department will prepare contour sketch of the land. This will follow attempts to link the outer limits with road cross sections, junctions situated inside the boundary.
This will help to connect the periphery with core areas and this will also form land blocks, which will be measured on fixed scale. The smaller land blocks (localities) will be measured on 1/1000 scale while the dense ones will be put on 1/500 scale. Each land plot then will be measured from its northwest angle after which survey numbers will be given to them.
This exercise will fix total area of each plot of land. An on-the-spot verification after this help to check whether any chunk of terra firma has been left out or whether there has been overlapping.
The official authorised under Section 207 (2) of MP Land Revenue Code (MPLRC) will certify the survey. After this, land revenue of each plot will be fixed. According to MPLRC, no land should be exempted from revenue.
The Land Records Department has prepared a ‘nazari naksha’ (map that highlights basic contours) of the land to be surveyed. About 20 control points, sources said, could be installed in a day if field staff work full time each day.