Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar on 31st July 2020 released a booklet on “Best Practices in Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP)” of Department of Land Resources (DoLR), Ministry of Rural Development based on the presentations made by the States during Regional and National workshops since inception of the programme.
This publication lists various ‘good practices’ followed in land records modernisation across national policy framework and in nine study states namely Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Rajasthan. It also covers the gaps in implementation of different processes (such as registration, mutation, survey, settlement, land acquisition), technological initiatives and legal and institutional aspects.
The book discusses very scientifically about the mechanisms adopted by the states for better land record management. It provides useful inputs to identify areas for innovation and helping other States to imbibe such innovative practices in order to arrive at a more comprehensive understanding of the realities on the ground.