What is the Land & Land Reforms Department?
The origin of the Land & Land Reforms Department is to be traced back to the setting of the Board of Revenue by British Rulers for consolidating and stabilizing revenue collection establishment and machinery in accordance with ‘permanent settlement’ enacted under Regulation I of 1973 in order to maximize revenue collection from land for fulfilling British Colonial interest.
With the independence of India stress was quite logically shifted from the concept of revenue administration to welfare administration. In conformity with the change of concept, the Department which was before independence named as Land & Land Revenue Department, after passing quite a long period as the Department of Utilization & Reforms and Land & Land Revenue, ultimately became Land & Land Reforms Department reflecting the priorities of the State.
Land reform is a concept of independent India.
The planners of free India were conscious about the immediate need to relieve the farmers toiling under the yoke of some sort of zamindars; with this was the crying need to ensure food security and supply of agricultural items for meeting up demands of the newly set up agri-based industries in free India.
Enhancing agricultural production to create a surplus to be invested in industry was of great importance. Administering social justice demanded that land must not be in the hands of a few and should be distributed judiciously amongst the landless.
BanglarBhumi Need for Digitization of Cadastral Maps:
The Mauza Maps and Land Records in West Bengal have been revised and updated by two periodical Revisional Survey & Settlement Operations so far in the last sixty years after the District Settlement.
But the system of periodical settlement has now been discontinued and the finally published mauza maps and land records under the WBLR Act will be continuously updated at the Revenue Inspectors’ office at the Gram Panchayat level. To implement this, computerization of land records and maps was found to be essential.
The custom-made software for the computerization of land records was developed by the National Informatics Centre, West Bengal Unit. Computerization of land records cannot be comprehensive if related maps are also not computerized simultaneously.
BanglarBhumi Components of Land Reforms:
Detection and vesting of Ceiling Surplus Land.
Distribution of Vested lands among the landless peasants.
Acquisition of Homestead land and its assignment among homeless rural poor.
Providing protection to sharecroppers by recording their names.
Continuous Maintenance and updating of Record of Rights and maps.
Public Service for Record of Rights & Maps.
BanglarBhumi Areas of Computerization :
Digitization & Error Checking of Cadastral Maps.
Composition of Cadastral Maps.
GIS of Cadastral Maps.
Plotting of Cadastral Map in P-70 sheets from the Control Points derived from the Traverse Computations.
Jurisdiction List Information of all Police Stations of the State.
Up-to-date Position of Staff Strength and Service Records of all staff of WBDO & WBTP.
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