Centre keen on land resurvey using modern tools

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Hyderabad, Apr 28 (UNI) The Centre was keen on taking up a re-survey of lands in all states using modern tools to create accurate records of all properties in a cost-effective manner, Central Land Resources Department Secretary Rita Sinha said today.

Taking part in an international symposium on 'contemporary trends in cadastral surveys and land titling,' she said that according to the McKinsey report, one per cent of the Gross Domestic Product had been blocked because of lack of clear titles to land holdings.

The project envisaged the use of state-of-the-art digital technology, deploying global positioning systems, electronics total stations, computers with collabland (open-ended software), developed by the National Informatics Centre, for surveying the land and digitalising the same.

She made a special mention of the pilot ''Bhubharathi'' initiative of the Andhra Pradesh Government and the survey undertaken with people's participation in Thycaud Village in Kerala.

The resurvey, when completed, would ensure that the property owners felt secure about the title, she said.

Incidentally, the CARTOSAT-2A launched today would be used to take pictures of the land holdings by the National Remote Sensing Agency using state-of-the-art Panchromatic camera (PAN).

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