Post-Budget webinar on “Leaving No Citizen Behind”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a webinar on the positive impact of the Union budget on rural development. This is the second webinar in this series. Relevant Union ministers, representatives of state governments and other stakeholders were present on the occasion.

Addressing the Breakout Session on “Facilitating Land Governance through End-to-End Digitalization” Faggan Singh Kulaste, the Union Minister of State for Steel and Rural Development highlighted the importance of completing the digitization of land records for the benefit of ordinary citizens as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that under the Digital India Land Records Amendment Program (DILRMP), so far the rights records of 6, 10, 103 villages out of 6, 56, 149 villages have been computerized, i.e. 93%. Out of a total of 1,62,65,879 cards, 1,11,33,332 cards were digitized, or 68%. The Minister also said that the multilingual software application has been launched to make land registers available in multiple languages, whereby land registers in all Annex VIII languages ​​will be available by the year 2022-23. This will solve the problem of language barrier in financial investment and country integration.

Define the context of the Break Out session, Ajay TirkeySecretary, DoLR elaborated and highlighted the need and importance of having computerized and easily accessible land records for the citizen to realize the multiple benefits of social welfare schemes implemented by central and state governments, conflict reduction use of bank loans, corruption at registration, reduction of multiple visits to government offices for land issues, etc.

Hukum Singh Mena, Additional Secretary, DoLR informed of the benefits made available to the common citizen through the DILRMP program implemented on 1.4.2016 with 100% central funding. He explained how the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) software developed by the Department reduced the number of visits to the registry office from 6-7 times to 1-2 times and eliminated visits to various offices before land registration. The NGDRS has grown with an amount of Rs. 4.00 crore has resulted in collection of over Rs.15900 crore in revenue across India. Explaining about ULPIN, he said that it allows to have a unique identifier for each piece of land without duplicity. The single number without any duplicity allows to provide services to citizens related to land registers through a one-stop shop, to impose the uniqueness of all transactions, to update land registers, to automatically update the registration/ relocation and reduce disputes over property boundaries.

Dr PS Acharya, Scientist-G and Advisor, Department of Science and Technology, explained the field applications of ULPIN. He spoke about the process of implementing and generating ULPIN and how ULPIN can use it to provide services to other sectors such as financial institutions, courts, crop insurance, fertilizer subsidies, etc.

Ajay Kumar, Director, C-DAC explained transliteration of land records in 22 regional languages ​​mentioned in Schedule VIII of the Constitution, across India from April 2022. He explained how this will benefit citizens and stakeholders, especially potential start-ups, investors, industry, etc. to easily benefit from the advantages of an open national economy.

Rohan Verma, CEO, MapmyIndia gave a presentation on GIS Application of Land Registry Geospatial Data and its benefits. He explained how ULPIN, combined with its comprehensive suite of maps and geospatial technology products and platforms, can revolutionize citizen-centric services and digitally transform business and government in sectors such as healthcare, e-commerce, telecommunications and utilities, retail, transport and logistics, etc. .

Lieutenant General (Retired) Girish Kumarthe former Surveyor General of India explained the process of generating property maps through SVAMITVA and its benefits to the citizens such as reducing property disputes, getting loans from banks, enabling them to become the rightful owners of the property, freedom from the clutches of Laldora, etc.

Sanjay Kumar, The President of Geo-Spatial Media Communication presented the benefits of Geo-Spatial technology in simplifying land records management processes to develop a robust integrated land information system based on real-time updating.

Dheeraj SharmaChairman, Survey and Mapping of India & Advisor FICCI discussed the use of BlockChain technology in various government programs.

Gregory M. Roy