Punjab launching new land record system.

RAWALPINDI -- The Punjab government is starting a new land record system, but the revenue record of 460 mouzas (villages) in the district of Rawalpindi is still incomplete.

Upon this, the Board of Revenue (BoR) has written a letter to the deputy commissioner to complete the scanning of 'Massavi' (details of land ownership) by January 9, as a team will visit the district headquarters to check it.

According to the letter, the BoR director said Punjab Urban Land System Enhancement project was being conceived for implementation by the board with the assistance of the World Bank (WB) wherein each and every Khasra will be mapped digitally to replace the traditional manual land maintenance method.

BoR is going to develop a Geographical Information System (GIS)-based land repository development exercise.

DC told to complete scanning of land ownership details by Jan 9

For the transition of land records from traditionally maintained manual accounts to the digital format, available data/information of land record is of utmost importance, the letter said.

Most of the scanned Massavi maps record was already available with BoR, but it did not give a complete picture of the district. Therefore, for the collection of the Massavi maps, which need to be scanned, a Mouza level list has to be prepared.

The director asked the land revenue officials to pile the Massavi maps' stock on office premises so that the team will visit the city for their collection on Jan 9.

According to sources, the government has decided to...

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