A two day workshop-cum-training on scanning and digitization of land records was organized here today at the Revenue Training Institute.The two day workshop organized under Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) was conducted on the directions of the Revenue Minister, Abdul Rehman Veeri and concluded here today.Commissioner, Survey and Land records, Shahid Anayatullah, inaugurated the workshop which was attended by Regional Director, Survey and Land Records, Rifat Kohli, Principal Revenue Training Institute, Harvinder Kour, Assistant Settlement Officer, Jammu, Tehsildars, Consultant, JaKLaRMA, Project Co-ordinator, DILRMP, Jammu Sr. Manager, Ramtech Software Solutions Private Limited (service Provider) , Naib Tehsildas, Girdawars and Patwaris of all the Tehsils of district Jammu.At the very outset, Commissioner, Survey and Land Records informed the participants about the importance of digitization of the revenue records in the state. He said that after 1947, J&K state has undergone many reforms with respect to ownership and the allied rights, which calls for proper updating and preservation of the old records.
“The project envisages transparency and clarity in the title of the land holders which will ultimately minimize the land disputes” he asserted. He said that updated Jamabandis are the pre-requisite for the implementation of the project, and if the Service Provider does not get updated Jamabandis, the project will not meet its desired ambition.He said that the revenue Minister and the Financial Commissioner Revenue, J&K are personally reviewing the progress in this regard so that the project is properly implemented. In this backdrop, he requested the revenue officers/officials to work with zeal to make this project a true success story.The Regional Director, Survey and Land Records, Jammu acquainted the participants with various components of the project. She informed about the scanning, Khasra indexing, data entry of the textual records, digitization of the cadastral map and its use with respect to the satellite imagery and integration with the records.She said that the biggest achievement of the project would be that in the coming times, the users/public will be able to have access to the revenue records in their mobiles like other mobile apps. It was also highlighted that Tehsil Jammu west has been earmarked on pilot basis under the DILRMP and the updated Jamabandi and cadastral map of village Chak Lal Din of this Tehsil has been integrated.
Dr. Rana Singh presented a power point presentation with regard to the scope and objectives of the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme. He acquainted the officers about the way in which the project will be carried out in the State. He said, in Phase-I, two districts viz., Jammu and Srinagar have been taken up for end to end solution. However, three activities viz., Establishment of Ground Control Points (GCPs) network across the state, Scanning of old records/archival of scanned data and development of Web-based Enterprise GIS are to be taken up in one go for the entire state in Phase I only. 10 more districts will be taken up in Phase-II and the remaining in Phase-III. He further informed the participants about the modalities which are already put in place at the Central Record Room, Gole Gujral, Jammu where the main centre for the implementation of the project has been set up.The workshop was conducted in a participative manner wherein all the aspects and issues relating to the project were deliberated upon in detail and an overall perspective was put across so as to familirise the officers and officials of the revenue department with the programme.