CM releases revenue department’s land resurvey manual
Gandhinagar, 30 May 2012
Chief Minister Narendra Modi today released the land resurvey manual that has been prepared by the state’s revenue department in Gujarati and English languages. Chief Minister congratulated the members of revenue department team for their hard work in preparing the resurvey manual.
Revenue Minister Anandiben Patel, Principal Secretary for Revenue C.L.Meena, Settlement Commissioner Mahesh Joshi and Additional Secretary Hemendra Shah were present on the occasion.
At last, during 1880 to 1915 during British rule, the land survey was conducted. But it was done using traditional methods, which had many limitations. The measurements were recorded on paper and calculations were made using ready reckoner. Due to absence of technology, these records were lack of preciseness.
But, now with the latest technology, the present state government has undertaken the massive task of land resurveying. The state is on the forefront in carrying out resurveying activities under National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP). The state has planned to complete the task of modernizing land records. This work is being carried out by expert survey agencies of national level under direct guidance of revenue department.
The resurvey work was initially started from Jamanagar and Patan as pilot projects and gradually 10 districts of the state were covered under it. So far, a detailed measurement has been done of 2742 villages out of 5297 villages of five districts. Besides the preparation of latest land records, the work of setting up of ground control network is also going on. In this scenario, the manual prepared by the revenue department will prove a ready reference and a training manual for carrying out work at regional level.
Teams of higher officials from Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Orissa had visited the state to be acquainted with the work done by Gujarat in this direction. Top officials of rural development ministry of government of India has also visited the state and made elaborate discussions with the state government officials.
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