India is taking one more step further in the direction of e-Governance by launching the ‘Raksha Bhoomi software’ in order to protect Defence land and prevent encroachments. The Directorate General of Defence Estates under the Ministry of Defence has launched the Raksha Bhoomi software for computerized land records.
Minister of State for Defence, M.M. has launched the Raksha Bhoomi software. Now the Defence Estates can view the land holdings of the Defence Organizations throughout the country. The entire digitization of the land records would be done in two phases at a cost of INR 2.52 crores. Defence sector is holding 17 lakh acres land out of the total land. National Informatics Centre (NIC), Chennai has supported Defence Ministry for the development of the software.