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Land records to be made litigant-free: Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu today inaugurated the three-day intensive training workshop on “National Land Records Modernization Program (NLRMP) here.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister hoped that the convention would explore a permanent solution to make land records litigant-free and comprehensible. He explained to the participants as how the State government has given utmost importance to technology. He said his government has incorporated GIS and GPS mapping to calculate and identify the land available.

Elaborating on the government’s thrust to shift towards certificate-less governance; the Chief Minister questioned the necessity to issue 64 certificates for a single person. The government has undertaken Aadhar synchronization to digitize each detail pertaining to the person, he added.

Chief Secretary IYR Krishna Rao said that the leveraging technology to sort land problems is a well thought initiative by the Government of India. He asked the joint collectors of the districts to monitor the quality of mutations at field level, to put a check on discrepancies and corruption.

Later Deputy Chief Minister K.E. Krishna Murthy said that the convention must serve as a platform for healthy debates and discussion to arrive at a permanent solution for the digitization of land records. The program was being jointly organized by Andhra Pradesh Human resources Development Institute and the Centre for Innovations in Public Systems. Some 240 participants from Andhra Pradesh and 14 other States will take part in the workshop.

The participants also include Joint Collectors, Directors, Revenue officials and delegates from neighbouring States. The major thrust areas of the program would be learning best implemented practices to make land records litigant-free and explore effective methods for the modernisation of land records.

Deputy Director General & Head of NLRMP D.C. Mishra, Advisor (Niti-Aayog) Amit Kumar Bhardwaj, Director, AP HRDI Chakrapani and others were present. (NSS)