Digital resurvey will expose illegal encroachments and undocumented possessions: Revenue Minister

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Revenue minister K Rajan speaking at the event

Vaikom: Revenue minister K Rajan said illegal encroachments and undocumented possessions will be exposed once digital resurvey of lands in the state is completed.

The minister made this remark while inaugurating the distribution of title deeds in Kottayam’s Vaikom. 90 families in the taluk received title deeds during the event.

According to the minister, the state government will be completing ‘Ellavarkkum bhoomi ella bhoomikkum rekha ella rekhayum smart (land for all, documents for all lands, all documents smart (digital)).

The minister also inaugurated smart village office at Vechoor.

Meanwhile, the state government has decided to issue property cards after the completion of the digital re-survey of land in the state to bring more transparency to land transactions. The card will have the Aadhaar number, chip, thandaper and a QR code which will help the authorities to identify land owned by an entity in any part of the country.

On one hand, this will help the official to clamp down on individuals and institutions possessing land than the permitted limit. On the other, unused land can be identified as per land reforms rules, which in turn make distribution of the land to the deserving easy. It is learnt that issuing of property card will take at least four years.

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