Revenue Minister Thakur Gulab Singh said that Hamirpur and Mandi districts would be covered under second phase of the digitization of cadastral maps under the ‘National Land Record Modernization Programme’, (NLRMP).

He said that a total 46283 cadastral maps (Mussabi) would be prepared by using the new technique. He said that an amount of Rs 5.36 crore would be spent on this ambitious project which would ensure effective management of land record to facilitate the land owners as well as the revenue officials. He said that the work would be started on this project at the earliest. He said that this would include computerization of registration and its integration with the land records maintenance system besides development of core Geospatial Information System (GIS) and capacity building.

Thakur Gulab Singh said that presently digitization work was in progress in Chamba and Sirmour districts. He said that settlement of land in these districts was being undertaken with modernized techniques of land record and measurement. He said that computerization of land record would facilitate its replication elsewhere in the State without any inconvenience.

Revenue Minister said that the main objective of the NLRMP was to develop a modern, comprehensive and transparent land records management system in the State with the aim to implement the conclusive land-titling system with title guarantee. He said that the Programme envisages computerization of all land records including mutations, digitization of maps and integration of textual and spatial data. He said that Survey and updating of all survey and settlement records including creation of original cadastral records would also be done under the programme.