In an attempt to map every land in the state, Maharashtra government will soon launch a Rs. 4000 crore satellite imaging project which would assist in preparing digital records of land holding. This project would be taken up under a centrally funded scheme.
Revenue Minister, Eknath Khadse stated “We have decided to undertake an ambitious Rs 4,000 crore project for satellite mapping of land in the state. During a meeting of concerned officials at Mantralaya, we were told that the project will take five years to complete but we want to finish it much before that period.”
He added that the state wants to use technology to get an accurate picture which will help bring in transparency in land transactions.
“The state government, after completion of the project, will be able to ensure home delivery of 7/12 land extracts for farmers” the minister said.
The entire state land data will be computerised and available online. The project will also help curb corruption at lower level where amounts ranging from a few hundred to thousand rupees are sought to provide the documents.