Highlights

Hardeep Singh Puri Minister of Housing and Urban affairs formally launched the e-Dharti Geo Portal on 21 Oct 2020. GoI e-Dharti portal will integrate map and lease plans in the Management Information System (MIS). It will make the system Geographic Information System enabled, GIS enabled.

Importance

Central Government’s Land & Development Office deals with more than 50 thousand residential, commercial, Industrial and institutional properties. Now with the launch of the e-Dharti portal the property certificate details and outline map of the property can be easily accessed online.

e-Dharti Geo portal is highly beneficial to the elderly public. It will help avoid unnecessary litigation. Also, the e-Dharti portal will help a purchaser to learn about the details of the property whether any law suit is pending in respect of the property.

Property Certificate

Property Certificate is usually created during purchase of a property. It provides information about the property to the purchaser and the lessee. This information about the property certificate can now be accessed by paying a nominal fee of thousand rupees.

About Geographic information system

Geographic information system is a computerized system that captures, stores, checks and displays data related to the position of the earth. The Geographic information system shows different details of data such as buildings streets and vegetation.

Central Government has been taking several measures to map the land area nationwide.

Swamitva scheme

On 24 April 2020, PM Modi launched Swamitva scheme National Panchayati Raj Day. Under This Scheme GoI conduct survey of villages and mapping with improvised technology in village area. Swamitva scheme will use latest technologies such as drones to measure the inhabited lands in villages and rural areas. The drones will provide data to create digital map of every property in each Indian village. Based on these data collected property cards are to be provided to the respective owners

In October 2020 the PM Modi distributed First property cards under the svamitva scheme. The Property cardswere distributed to villages in the states of Haryana, , MP, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and UP.

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