While corruption is one of the most serious problems plaguing the country’s economy, the revenue department is considered to be at the center of this issue. The Indian government and the state governments have come up with several steps to curb corruption. One of the biggest moves that seem to be working wonders in this regard is the plan to digitalize land records.
Land Record Modernization Program (Digital India)
In 2008, the government of India initiated the Digital India Land Record Modernisation Program (DILRMP). The program was aimed at ensuring better maintenance of land records & improve transparency. Land records were computerized, maps were digitalized, surveys were conducted, and modern record rooms were established as a part of this program.
Bhoomi: A boon to the Digital India campaign
Since the program’s inception, Karnataka has been at the forefront. It is the first state to use the Bhoomi project to digitalize all of its land records. Bhoomi is an online platform for issuing RTCs (Record to Rights, Tenancy, and Crops), also known as pahani. Bhoomi also has information on Mutation Extract, Mutation Status, and Tippani that can be downloaded.
Easy steps to obtain your land records online
Step 1: Log in to www.landrecords.karnataka.gov.in
Step 2: Under the projects tab, click on ‘Bhoomi’
Step 3: Click on ‘Citizen Services’
Step 4: Click on ‘iRTC’
Step 5: Enter your personal details
(First name, last name, mobile number, valid email ID, and Aadhaar number)
Step 6: Enter land details
(Village, hobli, taluk, district, survey number, surnoc, hissa number, and validity period of RTC)
Step 7: Click on ‘view RTC’ or ‘Pay & Download’ option
Step 8: Pay via your debit card/ credit card/internet banking
Step 9: Download the PDF format and take a print out
Other than Bhoomi, the revenue department has designed a number of other projects for the benefit of people. Some of them are Crop Loan Waiver System, the Name match algorithm, Parihara, and the Dishaank app.
Lands will be digitally linked by the GoK.
A drone-based survey that will be conducted across several districts is one of the key upcoming projects of the Karnataka government. In this regard, the Gok has signed an agreement with the Survey of India. It is a one-of-a-kind exercise that the state government has undertaken at a cost of Rs 125 crore.
The aim of the project is to update the RTC or pahani and digitally connect the lands, i.e. geo-reference them. The project’s first phase is planned to be finished in two years. Phase 1 will cover Bengaluru, Ramanagara, Belagavi, Tumakuru, Hassan, and Uttara Kannada districts.
There are several other initiatives. Even the government is willing to help the common man ease his ordeal by allowing him to obtain his land record information with just a few clicks. Now is the time to log in to ‘Bhoomi’ and download your land records!