Land records integrated with Centre’s e-portal

According to union government, land records have been integrated with the e-portal of central government, by most states except three.

Highlights

  • Government further noted that, procurement in the Kharif Marketing season 2021-22 will be done as per new mechanism.
  • Three states that have not integrated their digital land records with the nodal procurement agency, Food Corporation of India (FCI) include- barring Assam, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Cross-checking land records before procurement will help in ensuring that the MSP reaches to the farmers and not traders.
  • Crop cultivated by farmers, either in their own land or rented property, will be procured by the government.
  • To register on the portal, farmers will not need to provide physical proofs of land records.

Objective of the scheme

This mechanism was launched with the objective of finding how much crop has been cultivated in any particular area and how much the government procures from genuine farmers and not from traders.

Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme (DILRMP)

It is a Central Sector scheme which now stands extended up to 2020-21 with the total cost of Rs. 950 crores. Department of Land Resources also proposed an extension to 2023-24. This scheme attempts to build commonalities existing in the area of land records in several States to develop an appropriate Integrated Land Information Management System (ILIMS) in India.

Integrated Land Information Management System (ILIMS)

ILIMS comprises of information on parcel ownership, taxation, land use, location boundaries, encumbrances, land value etc.

Linking land record databases with banks

Next phase of the DILRMP include linkage of land record databases with banks. It will enhance the service deliveries and will also function as inputs to the schemes in sectors like Agriculture, Finance and Disaster Management.

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