This is the tenth volume in a major series which studies the status of land reforms throughout the country. It examines the progress achieved and the difficulties encountered in the computerisation of land records in various states.
In 1988, the central government sponsored the Computerisation of Land Records (CoLR) scheme to tackle the recurring problems thrown up by inadequate land records system. Providing a critical appraisal of CoLR, the 20 articles in the volume are divided into three sections: Computerisation of Land Records; Digitisation of Cadastral Maps; and Land Information System.
Based on empirical data and field studies, this volume is an important contribution towards understanding the socio-economic realities and social dynamics of contemporary India in the framework of land reforms.
Wajahat Habibullah is currently Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. A member of the Indian Administrative Service of the 1968 batch, Mr Habibullah belongs to the Jammu and Kashmir cadre. He has been Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC (2003-04); Director of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie (2000-03); and Secretary of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (1991-93). In addition, he has held senior administrative posts in the state of Jammu and Kashmir as well as in the central government in New Delhi. He has written articles and papers on the problems affecting Kashmir and the protection of human rights. Manoj Ahuja is currently Deputy Director (Senior), Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Missourian. He is a member of the Orissa cadre of the Indian Administrative Service (1990 batch) and has held various posts in the Government of Orissa. He has previously coauthored reports on the computerisation of land records in Karnataka and West Bengal. His areas of interest cover e-governance, Panchayati Raj, and computerisation of land records.
Computerisation of Land Records National Perspective - S.D. Meena, Vinay Thakur, D.R. Shukla, O.P. Sisodia & S.K. Narula Computerisation of Land Records-Inter-State Variations - Manoj Ahuja & A.P. Singh Bhoomi - Subhash Bhatnagar & Rajeev Chawla Online Delivery of Records of Rights, Tenancy and Crops to farmers in Karnataka Bhoomi-A Case Study - A. Rama Mohan Rao & P.V. Bhat Evaluation of Computerization of Land Records in Karnataka - Manoj Ahuja & A.P. Singh A study from Gulbarga District Computerisation of Land Records in the State of Haryana - Maha Singh Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Computerisation of Land Records in West Bengal - S. Suresh Kumar Computerisation of Land Records in Goa - R.M. Vardhan Achievements and Experiences. Appraisal of Computerisation of Land Records in West Bengal - Manoj Ahuja & A.P. Singh A Micro Study Land Records - Rajesh Kumar Issues & Innovations: A Case Study of Bhojpur, Bihar An Experience of application of IT to Land Records Management - Sunil Kumar Computerisation of Land Records in Punjab - Manoj Ahuja & A.P. Singh Need to Rethink Computerisation of Land Records in Rajasthan - Indu Gupta Accomplish Some Objectives Cadastral Surveys - N.K. Agarwal Problems and Solutions Digitisation of Cadastral Maps in Madhya Pradesh - M.K. Agarwal Do We Need a Digital Cadastre? - S. Suresh Kumar Modern Technology in Survey & Settlement Operations in West Bengal - C.R. Das Computerization and Digitization of Survey & Land Records in Andhra Pradesh - T. Radha Updation of Land Record, Computerization and Digitization of Cadastral Survey Maps with reference to J&K State - Mohd. Afzal & Ashfaq A. Khan Land Information System (LIS) - Alok Sharma & Lokesh Srivastva The Indian Perspective