Will digitalize land records, issue land passbooks: CM Himanta

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Mission Basundhara aimed to secure land rights
Will digitalize land records, issue land passbooks: CM Himanta



GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Mission Basundhara aimed to secure land rights — through the digitalization of land records, besides issuance of land revenue passbooks to landowners.

Launching Mission Basundhara here today, the Chief Minister said, "Mission Basundhara aims at securing the land rights of the people with a foolproof device. The land records of 18,789 villages will get digitalized, and the landowners will get land revenue passbooks. The passbooks will have details of land-related information about the landowners. When a landowner transfers his land or purchases more land, that will get updated automatically in his land revenue passbook digitally. We hope to digitalize all land records in the state by December 31, 2023.

"The first phase of Mission Basundhara will solve cases relating to land mutation, the partition of disputed lands etc., by May 10, 2022. This mission will ensure the survey of 672 NC (non-cadastral) villages by March 31, 2022. The lack of land survey deprives the people residing in the NC villages of land rights.

"The estimated of Mission Basundhara is Rs 220 crore. Before the kick-start of the mission, we have arrested all land brokers not to let them poke their noses into this official business.

"In the first phase, we won't deal with the disputed land issues. We will deal with them in the second phase of the mission. Many government lands are under encroachments. We have instructed the deputy commissioners to find the status reports of all such encroached government lands. Land-related cases are pending in courts. We will have to fight the court cases and carry out the eviction drive. I hope the eviction drive to be humane.

"We have provided land to around two lakh landless people so far. These people will get patta without any premium. In future, the government will not allot land, but issue patta directly to landless people."

Mission Basundhara is one of the dream projects of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Under this mission, people can apply for the solution to their land-related problems from October 2, 2021, to November 30, 2021, through a portal – basundhara.assam.gov.in.

The nine services that Mission Basundhara will render are –

(i) Land mutation by the right of inheritance.

(ii) Land mutation after deed registration.

(iii) Partition for undisputed cases.

(iv) Conversion of 'annual patta' to 'periodic patta'.

(v) Reclassification of land. (vi) Striking names of persons who are no longer in possession.

(vii) Allotment certificate to periodic patta.

(viii) Legacy data update.

(ix) Mobile number update of pattadaar.

If people face any problem while applying through the portal, they can inform their respective circle officers. The government will also provide a toll-free number for that purpose.

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