Pune: The Land Settlement Department has begun the process of resurvey on a ‘proof of concept’ (pilot) basis at one village each from the six revenue divisions including Nagpur, Amravati, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune and Konkan, said Land Settlement Commissioner S Chockalingam.
The tender procedure for the resurvey of the State will close by the end of next month. The actual work will commence on September 1, said Chockalingam. The resurvey will be completed in three years.
The first land survey in India was done during the British era, which consisted of a great trigonometrical survey, said the Land Settlement Commissioner. In the erstwhile Bombay province, along with agricultural land survey, city survey was also done in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Stating the need to conduct the resurvey, Chockalingam said that over the years, infrastructural development like roads, dams, subdivisions of agricultural land or accumulation of land parcels has taken place and was not updated on Kami-Jasta Patrak (Deletion and Addition documents) and the same was not rectified on cadastral maps.
In order to reflect these changes that have taken place for years together, the State government is starting the process of resurvey. It will be done with the help of high-end technology and is expected to minimise land disputes up to 70 per cent, said Chockalingam.
He said the digitised resurvey will be matched with resurvey done using field methods like plain table and Electronic Total Station methods. The State plans to use both the high-end technologies, such as High-Resolution Satellite Imagery (HRSI) and Aerial Photography.
Chockalingam said while conducting the on field survey, the ground control points will be marked and the same will be tallied while conducting the HRSI and aerial photography. He said these two different maps will be superimposed and cross-checked with the latitudes and longitudes of villages.
Earlier, under Digital India Land Records Digitisation Programme (DILRMP), several old documents and maps, which are currently stored in various Tehsildar, Deputy Superintendent Land Records and City Survey offices, are being digitised.