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Rajiv Chawla receives Prime Minister’s prize in e-Governance

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In India, Karnataka IAS officer Rajeev Chawla officer have been awarded for the Prime Minister's prize for excellence in public administration for playing their major role in making Bhoomi.

Rajeev Chawla, the father of computerised rural land record system, Bhoomi which has put the state at the top of third world's e-Governance achiever. Bhoomi allows 7 million farmers in Karnataka to access their land record information in just INR 15. It's network covers a thousand offices linked through Internet to a central depository to which all earlier physical land records have been digitised and transferred. The centres have been set up by a consortium of three firms, 3I Infotech, nLogue of the Madras IIT Tenet stable and Bangalore firm Comat. The Karnataka government has invested INR 17 million in Bhoomi project.

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