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Soon, unique ID numbers for land to check illegal grabbing in Uttar Pradesh

With the aim of curbing the menace of land mafia in Uttar Pradesh, unique ID numbers will be soon allotted to agricultural and other types of lands so that no one can illegally grab or sell them.

lucknow Updated: Sep 16, 2017 17:14 IST
Smriti Malaviya
Smriti Malaviya
Hindustan Times, Allahabad
Unique identity,Uttar Pradesh,Land mafia
These ID numbers will help in creating a digital identity of the land.

With the aim of curbing the menace of land mafia in Uttar Pradesh, unique ID numbers will be soon allotted to agricultural and other types of lands so that no one can illegally grab or sell them. These ID numbers will help in creating a digital identity of the land as all details of the pieces of land, their owners, legal records, plot number and whether it is disputed or not will be made available online.

This will also help people in getting exact details of the land they are interested in buying. Generally, buyers get insufficient details of the land from legal documents and plot numbers and many a time end up buying disputed land or the one which is in the possession of land mafia.

Board of Revenue chairman Pravir Kumar, who held a meeting with the district administration officials in Allahabad recently, said the land would be divided into different categories and unique IDs would be allotted to each of them on the basis of their grading.

The portals would be soon made available to all the district magistrates for beginning the process. “The unique ID will also have details like total area of the land, its adjoining lands and their owner and in which tehsil and block it is located,” he added.

“The digitalisation of land records will help in checking land mafia as they mainly grab those lands which are lying unused or are empty,” Kumar said. The Revenue Board chairman said the UP government had also launched an anti-land mafia portal so that officials could put up daily updates on action taken against those involved in illegal land deals and encroachment.

“The officers are required to upload the details of complaints against land encroachment after which they should begin the process for resolving the complaint. This will help in maintaining complete transparency in dealing with land grabbing case,” he said.

First Published: Sep 16, 2017 17:12 IST