Land Records Management System Using GIS Technology
Introduction: In India, land ownership is primarily established through a registered sale deed (a record of the property transaction between the buyer and seller). Other documents used to establish ownership include the record of rights (document with details of the property), property tax receipts, and survey documents. Land records consist of various types of information (property maps, sale deeds) and are maintained across different departments at the district or village level. These departments work in silos, and the data across departments is not updated properly. Hence, discrepancies are often noted in land records. The district administration keeps land records to determine who owns and where the borders of a piece…
Land Acquisition Process Made Easy – What Do You Need to Know?
The old Land Acquisition Act, 1894 was revised to Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill in 2011. The bill was aimed to usher in more transparency in land acquisition procedures and provide fair compensation, and rehabilitation to the project-affected people. It mandated for organizations to rearrange benefits like land for employment, land and housing but one-time cash payments to people whose land was acquired. The entire process of land acquisition starts off with land title verification. The owner of the property and therefore the area is verified by tallying the survey number of the land. In States, where digitized land records are available the method, becomes easier. A central portal can store plot-wise ownership data captured from Records of Right (RoR)…
What is Land Acquisition
Land acquisition in the process of acquiring land for industrialization, development of infrastructural facilities or urbanization of the private land by Government or private organizations. The Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (“1894 Act”) was replaced in 2013 by The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (“2013 Act”). The amendment bill – Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill was passed in 2015 (“2015 Law”). What is Rehabilitation & Resettlement Land acquisition and displacement alter the social, economic, cultural and environmental status of the affected population. The Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2007 provides for benefits and compensation to people displaced by land acquisition purchases or any other involuntary…