Srinagar to get adequate funding by GoI for establishment of online land records

A panoramic view of Srinagar city. [FPK Photo/ Amir Bin Rafi.]

Srinagar: Joint Secretary, Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, India Sonmoni Borah, on Wednesday reviewed progress on the digitization and computerization of land records under the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) in Srinagar.

He subsequently reviewed progress on the scheme in the Ganderbal district as well.

Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, Regional Director Land Records and Survey, Nazir Ahmad Khawja, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Haneef Balkhi, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmad Baba, besides ACR, Srinagar/Ganderbal, SDMs of Srinagar/Ganderbal, Tehsildars and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.

On the occasion, GoI Joint Secretary took a detailed assessment of recent initiatives of the government like the Land Records Information System, Survey of Villages Abadi, and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA) besides the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRM). He also assessed progress on various vital issues regarding encroachment drives, demarcation of Government land, status of mutations, progress of digitization of Jamabandis, the status of Patwar Khana, etc.

Deputy Commissioner briefed the Joint Secretary about the functioning and achievements of the Revenue Department in the District. He informed that over 98 percent of landowners have been provided Land passbooks in the district while registration of properties is going on smoothly and integration of NGDRS portal with LRIS is also being worked out.

Union Joint Secretary lauded the efforts of district administration Srinagar in achieving almost 100% of the targets in digitisation of revenue records and becoming the country’s first district to achieve 100% saturation under SVAMITVA Yojana.

He said that adequate funding will be provided by the GoI Ministry of Rural Development for the establishment of Record Rooms in all the Tehsils of the district. He added said that DoLR shall provide funding for the establishment of Modern Record Rooms, upgradation of the Registration Portal, etc.

Union Joint Secretary also asked the Revenue authorities to suggest reformative measures to bring further improvements in the registration process.

During the meeting, he was also apprised of progress achieved under the RDD sector in the district and the issues in smooth implementation of schemes like MGNREGA, PMAY-Gramin.

Addressing the meeting, Union Joint Secretary said that the Revenue Land Records play an important role in all developmental activities of various allied departments so all revenue records written and updated should be error-free to benefit the public at large and end the possibility of any land dispute in the future.

Later, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmad Baba, apprised the Union Joint Secretary of the progress achieved in the digitization of revenue records in the district.


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