Government to roll out high-tech land survey to all districts

After successfully piloting high-tech land survey in nine districts, the State Government has decided to roll it out to other districts.

Published: 20th September 2016 09:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2016 09:48 PM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESHWAR: After successfully piloting high-tech land survey in nine districts, the State Government has decided to roll it out to other districts.

The Revenue department has been asked to work out a detailed project report (DPR) for undertaking high-tech survey of the land in the entire State.

The issue was discussed at the Governing Body meeting of Odisha Land Records Modernization Society (OLRMS) under the chairmanship of Aditya Prasad Padhi here today.

The meeting decided that the digital data to be collected from the hi-tech survey would be stored in the data centre with 24x7 security measures.

A sub-committee was formed under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary IT P.K. Jena to look in to storage, security and usability of the data. Representatives from National Informatics Centre (NIC), Directorate of Land Records, Odisha Remote Sensing Application Centre (ORSAC) and Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) are members of the committee.

The Chief Secretary directed to put in place appropriate interfaces for use of the data by various Government departments.

Meanwhile, Record of Rights (RoR) of all 51,675 revenue villages have been computerised and put online in Bhulekh website. Maps of 51,612 villages have been also digitised and uploaded in the website.

Modern record rooms have been developed in 279 out of 317 tahasils and steps have been taken to develop similar facility in rest of the tahasils.

Director Land Records and Survey Upendra Nath Mallik said that the work of other 10 more tahasils are nearing completion.

While all the 185 registration offices have been computerised,  registered deeds from 1995 onwards have been digitised and stored in the central server which is available to registration officers online for verification of the incumbency and other matters.

As many as 300 out of 317 tahasils and all the 185 registration offices have been covered under State wide area network (SWAN), an advanced telecommunication system.

Transaction based online mutation software has been developed for a real time mutation of the land records. This software has been put on pilot in 5 tahasils namely Jatani, Khordha, Nayagarh, Chhatrapaur and Jharsuguda.

Presently, re-survey work of the land records through modern technologies have been taken up in 9 districts namely Cuttack, Khordha, Ganjam, Keonjhar, Deogarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Subarnapur and Sambalpur.

Two methods like high resolution satellite imagery and aerial photography have been adopted for the hi-tech survey. Around 9,656 villages of these districts have been notified for hi-tech survey and survey of about 1500 villages have been completed.


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