Computerisation of Land Records

Project details




Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Project Timeframe

August - September 2004

Key Services

Governance, Policy & Institutional Strengthening

Land Systems

Land Administration

Project Design, Monitoring & Evaluation

Over the past few decades land records for agricultural land in India have become increasingly dilapidated. For urban and non-agricultural land in rural areas no system clearly sets out rights over land. Governments have invested in the computerisation of land records, but institutional and regulatory constraints have greatly reduced the benefits to be obtained from computerisation.

Project Narrative

This study was to identify ways in which the accomplishments of the successful computerisation of land records in Karnataka could be built upon and expanded. The study also had the objective of capturing a broader set of lessons that may benefit other Indian states. It was designed to provide very specific and concrete suggestions on how shortcomings in the legal, technical, and administrative area can be addressed. This was then translated into a long-term strategy and concrete five-year action plan.

Key project services

LEI were responsible for undertaking a study to review land administration systems and processes; identify major shortcomings of the current situation; develop options for improvement, including a strategy to move from a system of deeds to a title registration system; develop a long term vision for Karnataka and a five year plan. The study focused on three areas – land records management, the spatial framework, and the extension of Bhoomi (computerisation) to urban areas.

Development partner was DFID, as of September 2020, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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