Software to end fake land deals

It will also enable Govt to recover 6 lakh acres from encroachers

For, the department of Stamps and Registration is merging the Bhoomi software with that of the Kaveri (Karnataka Valuation and e-Registration) to prevent fictitious registrations.

Nearly 20 million land records of 6.7 million land owners in 176 taluks of the State have been computerised under the award-winning Bhoomi project.  “The Bhoomi software also has information about Government land in most places. We are merging the Bhoomi with the Kaveri in our sub-registrar offices to prevent fake registrations,” Inspector General of Registration K R Niranjan said.

Pilot projects
The Stamps and Registration department has already taken up the pilot projects in this regard in four taluks -- Kolar, Malur, Bangarpet and Tumkur. The sub-registrars in these places are making use of information available in the Bhoomi software while registering plots. The experiment has proved that it is possible stop fictitious registrations of private farm land and registration of Government land, said Niranjan.
According to the Karnataka Government Land Protection Task Force, nearly nine lakh acres of government land estimated to be worth around Rs six lakh crore, has been encroached across the State.

In the majority of cases of encroachments, land sharks have created fictitious records to gobble up the valuable land belonging to various departments of the Government. Land sharks have also targeted large number of farmers and agriculture land owners, especially those located around big cities and towns.
While the Government was forced to set up a task force to deal with the problem, the gullible farmers are fighting an endless legal battle to get back their land. Niranjan said the Revenue department is updating information like total available land belonging to the Government, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, notified land and land under litigation in its Bhoomi software at the taluk level with their survey numbers. It is also looking into anomalies, if any, in RTCs (Record of Rights, Tenancy & Crops) already updated in the Bhoomi.

“With the information, the software easily identifies any piece of land. The sub-registrar will allow land registration only after making ascertaining that the transaction is genuine. The new system of document registration will be extended to all parts of the State once the software is updated,” he stated.
DH News Service

* The Bhoomi software to be merged with that of Kaveri
* New software to prevent fictitious farm land and Govt land
* The software identifies land through survey numbers and RTCs
* Pilot projects under way in Malur, Tumkur, Kolar and Bangarpet

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