Since the first five years plan in the country, planners had been
advocating proper maintenance of land records, which are the basis
of good administration aimed at social justice through better
implementation of rural development programmes. During 7th five
year plan it was decided that" the land records form the base
for all land reforms measures and, therefore, regular periodical
updating of land records is essential in all states. This will
necessarily have to include scientific survey of unmeasured land
and recording of rights of tenants and share-croppers which have
remained unrecorded until now".
This activity will require adopting latest information technology
for quicker storing, processing and retrieval of information database
in land records.
During the last decade NIC has started computerization of land
records of the country by storing the records in simple file based
database. Processing these records in RDBMS GIS packages further
enhanced this process. During the new millennium the data will
be processed in GIS environment.
Other govt. organizations like state govt. now being involved
to develop land information system for sustainable development
of their states and country. Such projects are being take-up by
DST, IITs, and NIC etc.