Context: The Aspirational District of Washim has created a unique repository of Government Land on a Portal, as a part of a State-wide programme in Maharashtra.
About the Maha Land Bank System
- The Maha Land Bank system is a digital platform launched by the Government of Maharashtra in India in 2018.
- It is an online system for managing and maintaining land records in the state of Maharashtra. The platform is aimed at creating a single-window system for all land-related services in the state.
- The Land Bank serves as a repository of information for taking policy decisions on the allocation of Government Land such as:
- Provision of Affordable Housing
- Public Supply
- Self-supplied Industries
- Tree Plantation, etc.
- It is also a citizen-centric effort.
- It provides information about all types of Government Land (class of land viz. E, F, G, C, Nazul, City survey, etc.).
- It is a major step towards bridging the information asymmetry on land records and providing valuable information to the citizenry.
Situation Prior to the Land Bank System
- Prior to the launch of Maha Land Bank, the land records in Maharashtra were maintained in a fragmented manner, with multiple departments and agencies involved in the process.
- This led to delays, errors, and corruption in the land administration system. Land disputes were also common due to the lack of transparency in land transactions.
Benefits of the Measure
- Transparency: The platform brings transparency to the land administration system by providing access to accurate and up-to-date land records.
- Efficiency: The system allows for faster processing of land-related transactions, reducing delays and corruption.
- Centralized database: The platform creates a centralized database of land records, making it easier for citizens, developers, and investors to access land-related information.
- Ease of use: The platform is user-friendly and can be accessed online from anywhere, making it convenient for citizens and businesses to use.