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(24-January, 2014 17:49 IST )

NLRMP – A Modern, Comprehensive and Transparent Land Records Management System




Rural Development


                                                                                                                                                                        Republic Day 2014 

The National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP) was launched by the Government in August 2008, aimed to modernize management of land records, minimize scope of land/property disputes, enhance transparency in the land records maintenance system, and facilitate moving eventually towards guaranteed conclusive titles to immovable properties in the country.

 The major components of the programme are computerization of all land records including mutations, digitization of maps and integration of textual and spatial data, survey/re-survey and updation of all survey and settlement records including creation of original cadastral records wherever necessary, computerization of registration and its integration with the land records maintenance system, development of core Geospatial Information System (GIS) and capacity building.

The main objective of the NLRMP is to develop a modern, comprehensive and transparent land records management system in the country with the aim to implement the conclusive land-titling system with title guarantee,

Revenue Department, Government of Haryana has embarked on an ambitious program on Modernization of Land Records to offer transparent and efficient services to Land Owners in the State.  It is a pioneer initiative in the State under the National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP) being driven by Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development.

Haryana State has about 7085 Revenue Estates (Villages) covering an area of 44212 sq. km. and having about 11053000 land parcels. The work under this project has been in house outsourced.  The main objective of the project is to develop a modern, comprehensive and transparent land records management system in the state with the aim to implement a single window system to handle land records, including maintenance and updating of textual records, maps, survey and settlement operation and registration of immovable property.  This project will help in up-dated land records and push them into public domain so that people can access the records with ease.  The secondary objective is to integrate the diverse processes in land administration and provide an integrated land records information system.

Besides the preservation and permanence of records, this information can be used in land value assessment, preparation of field level soil health cards, smart cards for farmers to facilitate e-governance and e-banking, settlement of compensation claims, land acquisition and rehabilitation, crop insurance, grant of agricultural subsidies, community/ village resource centres, precision farming etc.

Revenue Department, Government of Haryana has made the Haryana Space Applications Centre (HARSAC), Hisar as nodal agency to implement this programme in Haryana State.  HARSAC is an autonomous body of the State Government for Geo-spatial technology application related activities under the scheme. Entire revenue record of the State is being digitized and updated using the high resolution satellite imageries by HARSAC.

NLRMP Project involves following activities:


·         Scanning, digitization, updation of mussavies/ cadastral maps

·         Geo-linking of RoR data with updated digitized maps

·         Scanning of old Revenue documentsfor virtual record room

·         Survey/Resurvey using ETS

·         DGPS Survey

·         Satellite data processing


Updation and scanning of 62000 Cadastral Maps (Mussavies) using GIS system, scanning of all 05.00 crore duplex pages of old Revenue Records including Jamabandis, Mutations, Khasra, Girdawaris, Field Books and Registered Deeds of Preceding 12 years are being scanned under the programme.

Survey and re-survey along with DGPS Survey has also been started. 121 Primary Control Points and monuments have been established at each 20 km and 589 Secondary Control Points at each 8 km in the entire state and about 18000 Tertiary Control Points will also be established. The PAN stereo high resolution satellite image costing to Rs. 9 crore (approx.) has been obtained for the entire state.

The satellite data will be geo-rectified and digitized cadastral maps will be overlaid on this data for correction and to implement the project in the state by using processes of Photogrammetry like Satellite Triangulation, Digital Elevation Model Generation and Ortho-Rectification.

As part of the initiative, proof of Concept (POC) have been attempted in a few select places in the state involving comprehensive exercise covering various aspects of land records. Under POC some villages have been selected as a pilot village in various districts to demonstrate the Proof of Concept on the project.  Entire database envisaged under the project was digitized, properly linked and printed land record maps along with the ownership details were distributed to all the land owners in the villages by the Revenue Department and their objections were invited.  In a Jalsa-E-Aam held in each such village, HARSAC demonstrated the outcome and usefulness of the project for the farmers through presentation and exhibition.  Officials of Revenue Department invited objections and solution has been provided to the farmers based on the database created.  Reacting to the Jalsa-E-Aam the villagers opined that availability of proper records of their land is a major problem for them.  Easy availability of updated records could be a great relief in solving many important problems in the state.  Jalsa-E-Aam has already been conducted successfully by HARSAC in six villages of different districts. The processing of satellite data is going on. Document Retrieval & Management System (DRMS Application) has been developed and its testing is being done.   



(PIB Features).


*With inputs from the Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development.






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