Land Records Modernisation: State-Level Experiences
Maintaining land records is a state subject under the Indian Constitution. State particularities are not just legal and institutional. They also stem from historical land tenure and settlement experiences of colonial and pre-colonial origin, which persist to this day. This policy brief, highlights some state-level experiences and challenges with land records modernisation. These include patterns of property ownership, survey and cadastre aspects, instituional aspects and operational aspects of transition to technology platforms.