Maintenance of land records has now become more vital for administrators and creation of a land information system is one of the key issues facing governance today. Land records itself is a generic expression and could include records such as the Register of lands, Records of Rights, Tenancy and crop inspection register (RTC), Mutation Register, Disputed cases Register etc. It also includes primary information about land presented in terms of its geological information like the shape, size, landforms, soils; economic information related to land use irrigation and crops; and the information pertaining to the legal rights, registration and taxation. There is an ongoing project for digitization of land records, being implemented by MoRD.
Main objectives of this MMP are:
o To facilitate easy maintenance and updating of changes which occur in land database such as changes due to availability of irrigation/natural calamities/consolidation/ or on account of legal changes like transfer of ownership, partition, land acquisition, lease etc.
o To provide for comprehensive scrutiny to make land records tamper-proof, this may reduce the menace of litigation and social conflicts, associated with land disputes.
o To provide the required support for implementation of development programmes for which data about distribution of land holdings is vital.
o To facilitate detailed planning for infrastructural as well as environment development.
o To facilitate preparation of an annual set of records in the mechanised process and thereby producing accurate documents for recording details such as collection of land revenue, cropping pattern etc.
o To facilitate a variety of standard and ad-hoc queries on land data.
o To provide database for agricultural census.
Core Services offered under the MMP are:
· Issue of copy of Records of Rights
· Crop, Irrigation and Soil details
· Filing and Tracking of Status of Mutation Cases
· Availability and submission of forms