Himachal Pradesh Revenue Minister Kaul Singh Thakur demanded funding from the central government for the introduction of satellite-based revenue settlement procedure in the entire state.

Kaul Singh Thakur raised his demand with union rural development minister Jai Ram Ramesh in New Delhi today. Thakur said that the old system of settlement was full of flaws which leads to various disputes at all level.

Revenue Minister said that satellite based settlement procedure has been introduced as experimental basis in few villages in Mandi, Sirmour and Kangra district which has improved the revenue administration to great level and has facilitated the common villagers as well as revenue officials. He said that satellite based settlement procedure will be technology friendly and can be uploaded on the website which can be assessed through common service centers set up at village level throughout the state. He requested the union Govt to provide technical and expert training to the revenue staff of state Govt for introducing latest technology in revenue administration at grass root level.

Thakur also revealed that Union Govt would shortly convene revenue ministers’ conference to discuss the complex issues relating to revenue administration in the country. He added that Jairam Ramesh would soon visit the state to assess the impact of various centrally-sponsored schemes and inspect ongoing development projects.