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J&K to study land records computerisation in other states

The Jammu and Kashmir government will send its Revenue department officials to other states to study computerisation of land records,official sources said.

Written by Agencies | Srinagar | Published: June 4, 2009 3:05:34 pm

The Jammu and Kashmir government will send its Revenue department officials to other states to study computerisation of land records,official sources said.

A decision to send teams to states like Karnataka,Andhra Pradesh,Himachal Pradesh and Haryana to study the computerisation process,was taken in Srinagar at meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday.

He asked the Revenue Department to complete computerisation of revenue records in a fixed timeframe.

The chief minister said he wanted to simplify process of obtaining revenue papers by using information technology.

“I would like an agriculturist or landowner to get documents about his land from a computer kiosk in five minutes through Internet-connected computer window,” he said,while emphasising use of modern technology to streamline the Revenue Department.

The Central and State assistance available for the same should be optimally utilised for achieving the target,he said.

Omar said possibilities should be explored to utilize latest technology of smart card system in providing Permanent Resident Certificates (PRC) to the residents of the State.

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