Land Records Modernization in India
Effective management of land resources is central to achieving national, social and economic prosperity. Updated and comprehensive land records play an important role in administering this scarce resource effectively. The experiences of modernising land records across four states of Karnataka, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar were studied by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements over 2014-15. Land Records reforms have been supported by a series of centrally funded schemes, the latest of which is the National Land Records Modernisation Programme, introduced in 2008. This paper highlights practices that were adopted at the state-level to navigate the operational challenges of transitioning to new technology based platforms.
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