Property owners have begun receiving digitised property cards containing pertinent information.
Story so far: The project began in 2018 to address issues with outdated land records. The pilot project involved a drone survey of Jayanagar and Ramanagara. Then came Tumkur, Hassan, Uttara Kannada, Belagavi, Ramanagara, and Bengaluru city. Due to the pandemic, the project was delayed.
- The new cards, called the Urban Property Ownership Records (UPOR) cards, have already been distributed in four wards. These UPOR cards will now be the official documentation of property ownership information, including rights and titles.
- The UPOR cards will make partition, inheritance, and succession easier. It’ll also help owners obtain bank loans. Owners can ask the revenue department to physically mark the boundaries of their property.
What’s the process: Every square inch of the property is captured. Then the image is digitised by measuring the dimensions. The owner then uploads the information to the UPOR website. A draft card is prepared first. Then, after a month, the card is issued if the person doesn’t have any objections.