Published: Tuesday 15 February 2005

Land Records Revenue department, Punjab

Punjab has set up its first 'e-patwar' farad 'centre in Jalandhar last month. The project aims to computerise land records. The state's revenue department claims this is the first step towards a procedure that will make procuring copies of land records hassle-free for farmers. Twenty eight villages of Pholriwal Kanungo circle of the district have been net-connected. The state minister for revenue Amarjit Singh Samra, who inaugurated the centre, told a select gathering of officials and farmers that the statewide project will cut time as well as eradicate corruption, making functioning of the department transparent. Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Gupta said that, with the commissioning of the centre, not only would farmers get copies of records on-line, non-resident Indians too would be able to keep a tab on their properties back home.

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