Maharashtra to undertake re-survey of land records

Maharashtra government has decided to undertake a re-survey of land records in the state after a gap of more than eight decades.

Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided
to undertake a re-survey of land records in the state after a
gap of more than eight decades.

This exercise will be a five-year programme and the most
modern technology will be used for the purpose. But the field
inquiry and verification will require massive man power,
Principal Secretary (Revenue) Swadheen Kshatriya said.

He said Land Settlement Commissioner Chandrakant Dalvi
has been asked to prepare a report on the time frame, kind of
technology and timing of launch.

"We are awaiting a concrete proposal from his end after
which it will be submitted to the government for clearance,"
he added.

Kshatriya said the Electronic Total System (ETS)
equipment can be put at one place and measurement of a radius
of five kms can be done. "Later, notices have to be sent to
concerned persons for their views and objections. It is a very
long drawn process," he added.

The Land Settlement Commissioner`s report will include
technical views regarding whether the technology used will be
one or combination of various technologies.

"We will finalise the time frame very soon," he added.

Densely populated areas especially in urban areas will
be a challenge, Kshatriya said.

According to him, when the land survey is completed and
records are updated, there will be clear, conclusive land
titles.

PTI

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