SRINAGAR: Scanning and digitization work of land records began at Central Revenue record office at Bemina on Saturday. Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari today launched the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Bukhari said the aim of digitization is to modernize management of land records, minimize scope of land/property disputes, enhance transparency in the land records and facilitate guaranteed conclusive titles to immovable properties in the country. Major components in the digitization include scanning and preservation of revenue documents, data entry of latest Jamabandi and updation with latest mutation records besides digitization of maps with latest data.
The Department has hired the services of RAM TECH Software India and assigned the job of scanning, computerization of various old revenue records besides settlement operations to the Agency. Officials of the RAM TECH said that they are using satellite Data Processing for preparation of High Resolutions Ortho rectified Imagery besides setting-up of state wide geodetic control network in line with national frame for survey reference. They said the company will also train officials of revenue department for future use of the data.
On the occasion Bukhari said the state government has activated the Revenue Department to complete the task of digitization of land records in a time bound manner. The whole operation has been taken up under the Digital India Land Records Modernization Program (DLRMP).
He hoped that computerization would ensure better land record management, minimize land disputes and enhance the overall land record maintenance system in state. The Revenue Minister exhorted upon the officers to adhere to the timeline of settlement targets and contribute in the preparation of reliable revenue records in the State.
Meanwhile Bukhari directed the officers of Revenue department to set up a library for old books related to settlement present in the record room of the Muhafiz Khana Bemina.