Modi seeks speedy integration of land records with Aadhaar

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for integration of all land records with Aadhaar at the earliest as he examined the progress of its digitisation, a move aimed at checking fraudulence, among other things, in the registration of land deeds.

Chairing his 11th interaction through PRAGATI — the information and communications technology (ICT)-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, the Prime Minister said it is extremely important to ensure the successful implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. The government had last year initiated a pilot project to develop a modern, comprehensive and transparent Land Records Management System based on the principle of authentication vis -a-vis linking with the Unique Identification Number (Aadhaar). The aim was to implement a conclusive land titling system with title guarantee.

The departments of registration and stamps in various states have already begun Aadhaar-based biometric verification. Jind district in Haryana became the first district in the country to successfully complete the pilot project of linking land records with Aadhaar. Of the total of eight villages selected for the pilot project, two were in Jind.

Reviewing the progress of provision of citizen-centric services electronically, the Prime Minister also called for a comprehensive district-wise review of how many services are actually being delivered online. “The Prime Minister asked about mission-mode projects under Digital India. Examining the progress of digitisation of land records, the Prime Minister called for integration of all land records with Aadhaar at the earliest,” an official statement said.