The SREI Sahaj e-Village limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited (SIFL), has launched computerisation of land records on June 14 2008 in the state of West Bengal. Initially, the facility of Record of Rights (RoR) was made available in three e-kiosks in the district of Hooghly.
Later on the facility will be extended to all centres of the state. The facility will charge INR 20, and INR 10 will go to the land records department and the remaining to the Village level Entrepreneur (VLE) and Srei Sahaj on a 50:50 basis. The main objective of the scheme is to provide landowners with computerised copies of ownership, as also crop and tenancy and updated copies of RoRs on demand. Srei Sahaj also launched agricultural services at these common service centres (CSCs), like soil testing and recommendations for farmers on agriculture choices. SREI has partnered with private laboratories in the vicinity to provide this facility at the block level through CSCs. The facility would charge INR 70, with results delivered to the farmers within seven days through the Srei agricultural portal, and prints available at the CSCs.