Since the first Five Year Plan (1952-57), planners have been advocating proper maintenance of land records as the basis of good administration. The system of maintaining land records manually and even collecting land revenues is undoubtedly outdated and distorted. Having the digital presence of land records will allow greater transparency and pass on the benefits to the true owners.
States like Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have automated manual land registration process, and in many other states like Punjab and Maharashtra the work of digitizing land records is in progress. This is not a new thing but the current political will to computerize land records is backed by prominent economic advisors, and by World Band, which has provided funding to the Land Record Management and Information System (LRMIS) project.
So, what benefits can be achieved through this effort.
• The computerisation of land records will reduce the litigation associated with land disputes. Given the current number of cases, the Supreme Court has ordered all the provinces to expedite this process.
• Digital land records will prevent corrupt officials to exploit poor farmers who lack resources and leverage to grapple with cumbersome bureaucratic process.
• The setup of computerised land records service centres will enable greater transparency and repair the existing discrepancies in favour of the land owners.
However, to make things work it is imperative to check the authenticity of existing land records.
Along with many other conducive factors, digitization of land records is one of the major reasons for AGROCORP to choose Andhra Pradesh for its organized farming project, as we accord prime importance to transparency in our dealings.
This transparency helps in building a trust relationship with our clients, which is a vital factor in land investment. Investors can check the authenticity of the lands owned by AGROCORP any time, as well as monitor their own land after buying it from us.
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