The Telangana government has pledged on an ambitious plan of digitalizing the land record system with its entire history. Land records were not properly maintained by the revenue authorities as per the government sources. That is the reason the state government has embarked on the plans of digitization of the land records in Hyderabad, Nizamabad and the Warangal districts. The sources say that this will be done as a pilot project and if successful the whole of the state’s land records will be taken up for digitization.
The district administration of Hyderabad has asked the tehsildars of 16 mandals to verify and check the available land records which they have at their disposal. In few of the mandals the revenue officers reported to have land records pertaining to or even before the independence.
The tehsildars were directed to collect and compile all the records and take corresponding images of the land records so available. He should also collect and compile information like present owners, original owner, year of purchase and number of transactions, etc. After this exercise the tehsildars can file a report on the land availability from the data compiled.
Rahul Bojja, present collector of Hyderabad has already issued instructions to the 16 tehsildars to start the verifying process and the digitization also. The process of digitization started a couple of months ago but was facing lot of bottlenecks. Now it is required that every land is counted and the details thereof collected. Six months of time have been allotted to the tehsildars to complete the date compilation. After the due collation of the data the digitization of the land records will start as per the sources.
On completion of the digitization process the data will be linked to the website of the Telangana Government for the public to access it. The estimated time given by the Hyderabad government is six months.