HYDERABAD: As many as 16,595 properties have been identified as new or unassessed properties in 72 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across Telangana barring Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.
These 16,595 unassessed properties were identified in the ULBs through geomapping of the properties using Bhuvan applications. These properties which were not paying property tax or trade licence fee would be geo-tagged with E Suvidha and bring them into the tax net within 15 days.
These properties were identified in the form of satellite imagery. With the help of Indian Space Research Organisation’s National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) here, the municipal administration department had embarked on a mission to map all the properties in the urban areas and geotag them as well. Under the Land Registry - Ease of Doing Business - the special mobile application of NRSC was being used to geotag all the properties with the help of ‘Bhuvan’, the online platform which provides images and map visualisation.
The objective was to integrate properties with satellite data utilising the available house numbers, registration and property tax details The department had directed the municipal commissioners to complete the assessment process and bring these properties into the tax net within 15 days and place the action taken report with revenue details.
The municipal administration department took up the Integrated Urban Land Registry (IULR) with an intention to improve tax revenues mostly property tax, trade licences among the cash-starved ULBs. The IULR include updation of revenue database and registry which covers total information of a property with reference to its geospatial information, structure, tax, registration details. Under IULR, door-to-door survey, providing linkages to geospatial data and MIS system was conducted as it provides information like improvement of property tax assessments, collection of taxes, development, planning and management of infrastructure.
Nalgonda tops list in new assessments
As per the report, Nalgonda was found to have maximum new assessments with 2,084 followed by Boduppal (1,863), Warangal (1,655) and Khammam (1,349). The other ULBs include Jalpally (717), Palwancha (574), Karimnagar (566), Meerpet (465), Vikarabad (435), Badangmet (430), Korutla (407), Ramagundem (386), Mancherial (236), Medchal (210), Peerzadiguda (203), Suryapet (203), Mirayalaguda (180), Shadnagar(173), Nizamabad (143), Sangareddy (142), Sircilla (90), Bhongir (134), Tandur (107), Adilabad (100), Gadwal (89), Kothagudem (114), Devarkonda (139) and others. etc.