Land: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

NITI Aayog releases Draft Model Act on Land Titles

Published: October 31, 2020

On October 30, 2020, NITI Aayog released Draft Model Act and rules for states on land titling. This has been introduced to reduce litigations. In turn, the process of land acquisition will get eased. Key Features The Model Act and Rules will empower the State Governments to establish, administer and manage system of title registration ..

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Ministry of Defence sets new rules for land transfer to reduce expenditure

Published: October 26, 2020

The Ministry of Defence recently approved the land transfer rules. Under the new rules the armed forces are allowed to receive infrastructure equivalent in value to the land under their control. The land is to be used for public utilities. This will help reduce the defence forces’ expenditure. Key Highlights The Defence Forces under the ..

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“E-Dharti Geo Portal” launched

Published: October 22, 2020

On October 21, 2020, the Union of Housing and Urban affairs minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri launched the e-Dharti Geo Portal. The portal will integrate map and lease plans in the Management Information System. It will make the system Geographic Information System enabled, GIS enabled.  Significance The Land and Development Office deals with more than 50000 ..

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NCAER releases N-LRSI 2020

Published: February 28, 2020

The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) released NCAER Land Records and Services Index (N-LRSI 2020) recently. As per the index, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu are the five best-performing states. The index assesses the digitisation of land records and their quality in 33 states and Union Territories (UTs).

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India to work towards the restoration of degraded land by 2030

Published: August 27, 2019

In a press conference addressed by the Union Minister of Environment & Forests, Prakash Javadekar has declared that India aims to restore over 50 lakh hectares of degraded land by the year 2030. What has happened? Union Minister of Environment & Forests Prakash Javadekar has said that over 29% of the total geographical area in ..

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