Monday, January 24, 2022

Bangladesh to have fully digitised land management system: PM Sheikh Hasina

The Bangladesh government aims to make the land management system of the country fully digitised and bring land services to the doorstep of people. Inaugurating l schemes relating to the land services digitisation through video conferencing in Dhaka on Wednesday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that digital technology is being used in all areas of land service including online Khatian collection, inheritance calculators and online databases so that people don’t suffer harassment. She said that the government aims to make the mutation process fully digital, reports the official news agency BSS.

She inaugurated the ‘Bhumi Bhaban’ which will house all the offices and agencies of the Ministry of land under one roof to provide hassle free service to the people.

All the upazilas or subdivisions of Bangladesh have been provided with the services of an Assistant Commissioner of Land to provide the desired services to the people.

Prime Minister Hasina said that as part of digital land management, the government has implemented an online Khatian collection system. Virtual record rooms have been established with close to 4.92 crore digitised Khatians all over Bangladesh. She said now anyone can collect their Khatian free of cost from the digital record room.

The government of Bangladesh has launched a land management automation project, strengthening capacity for digital land survey and national digital land zoning project. With the completion of these projects, the land management system of Bangladesh will see a radical change. Prime Minister Hasina informed that out of 3 crore holdings in the country, data entry work of about one crore holding has been completed.

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