Assam Govt, BTC & Survey of India sign MoU for digitalised mapping of rural areas in BTR

Assam Govt, BTC & Survey of India sign MoU for digitalised mapping of rural areas in BTR

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GUWAHATI: A tripartite MoU was signed for extending of SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages And Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) Scheme to Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), between the Bodoland Territorial Ccouncil, government of Assam and Survey of India, government of India on December 28, 2021.

The MoU was signed by Gyanendra Dev Tripathi, IAS, Director of Land Records & Surveys, Assam, on behalf of Assam government, Shantanu Gotmare, IAS, Principal Secretary, BTC on behalf of BTC and Ch. Venkateswara Rao, Director, Assam & Nagaland, GDC on behalf of Survey of India, in presence of Jishnu Barua, Chief Secretary, Assam, Avinash Joshi, IAS, Principal Secretary,

Revenue and DM Deptt, among others.

The Scheme will cover the rural inhabited areas of BTR through Drone Survey followed by generation of GIS map to enable detailed spatial database of properties with a view to providing property cards to owners for leveraging land as a financial asset.

Sunil Kumar, IAS, Secretary, MoPR, GoI emphasized on technology driven mainstreaming of land administration in sixth schedule areas and hoped that it paves the way for bringing all other autonomous councils within the ambit of the scheme sooner. He also underscored that local customary land laws shall be respected while implementing the scheme.

Jishnu Barua, IAS, Chief Secretary, Assam noted that it would be a path breaking step for clear ownership of land and urged all stakeholders to work in close collaboration.

Shantanu Gotmare, IAS, Principal Secretary, BTC said that the unsurveyed areas would now be mapped and it would be an impetus to modernize the land records management system in BTR.

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Published On: Dec 29, 2021