Land records in Karnataka to be indexed, catalogued

Land records in Karnataka would be scanned, indexed and catalogued, as per a Cabinet approval on Friday.

Last Updated: Nov 04, 2011, 22:05 PM IST

Bangalore: Land records in Karnataka would be scanned, indexed and catalogued, as per a Cabinet approval on Friday.

To start with, 90 Revenue Department offices mainly in urban places would be covered.

The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, approved grant of Rs 32 crore for the initiative.

"It`s an ambitious programme", Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister S Suresh Kumar told reporters.

He said the Cabinet also approved setting up of a biotech park in Mysore at a cost of Rs 103.27 crore under public-private-partnership model.

The initiative is part of the recommendations submitted by the state`s Vision Group on Biotechnology, chaired by Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, which pushed for such ventures in tier-2 and tier-3 cities.

The JSS Maha Vidya Peeta, which has won the tender, would establish the venture on 51.13 acre land, while the state government would provide Rs 20 crore over a two-year period.

PTI