Karnataka’s Dishaank app

Dishaank is an application developed by Karnataka to ensure easy access to land records.

About Dishnaak app

  • The Survey Settlement and Land Records (SSLR) unit of Karnataka’s revenue department is ensuring easy availability of original land records through an app called Dishaank.
  • The Dishaank app is developed under the Geographical Information System (GIS) program of the Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Center (KSRSAC).
  • The KSRSAC provides satellite data to agencies such as the SSLR unit for innovative use.
  • Dishaank leverages Karnataka’s decision to digitize land records under the Bhoomi project.
  • Availability of digitized, scanned & geo-referenced maps, made it easier to build the app.

Data available on the app

The Dishaank app provides information about the land, which includes the name of the landowner, the extent of land, type of ownership, type of land, litigations, land category, and any other active transactions being done on the land.

Advantages of Dishnaak app

Citizens can easily avail themselves of the information about the land as recorded in the Bhoomi database. This will help in reducing land disputes and will bring transparency in the maintenance of land records. However, according to the Karnataka government, the Dishaank app’s purpose is only to provide clarity on the original status of land and the app should not be used for legal purposes in any land-related disputes.

About Bhoomi Project

Bhoomi is a project to digitize Karnataka’s land records. The project is jointly funded by the Government of India and the Government of Karnataka. The project was developed and implemented by National Informatics Centre (NIC). The objective of the project is to eliminate the problem of inefficiency and corruption in the maintenance of land records, especially at block-level offices.

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