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An App that puts up your land deal in a firm way

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Banglore
It will help buyers know survey number, other details of property. Are you in the process of buying a piece of land and planning to get some authentication from the government, which would help you rule out complications in the process? If so, here is a mobile application that will help you know more about the site you are looking at. The application will also help curb encroachments of government land, drains, lakes and also private properties. After the application is downloaded on to the phone, you can stand at the site/location and open it. Through GPS coordinates, the location will be synced with the data centre and instantly, the survey number of the property and owner information will be available on your phone screen. If the land is of a survey number pertaining to a lake, drain or park land, the information too will pop up.
The soon-to-be launched app is being rolled out by revenue department’s survey, settlement and land records wing, which has tied up with Karnataka State Remote Sensing Application Centre. The department that has introduced several simple public interfaces including simplification of Bhoomi (digitisation of land records), will host this property finder mobile app.
The land survey maps of the survey and settlement department has been synced with Karnataka State Remote Sensing Application Centre’s geo reference maps. The app will be hosted on Google playstore and to start with, Android phone users can download the app.
Department’s commissioner Munish Moudgil said, “In the first phase, when we are rolling out the app, the survey number of the property will be updated. In the subsequent days, the owner information will also be made available. This way, the property buyer can have authentic information about the plot.’’
While the app is basically designed for agricultural lands that are identified by survey numbers, in cities too, it is likely to work well — a majority of the properties that have old survey numbers would have changed to new door numbers over the years.
Another highlight of the app would be that people can know if the plot they are buying is on lake bed, valley, raja kavule or forest land. “All government properties have survey numbers with their profile, be it lakes, drains or forests. When there is a fraudulent transaction of such properties, the app will point at the description of the land and the prospective buyer can be dissuaded from making such a deal. The app will also help the surveyors of the department in their survey excercise instead of them having to go around searching for any property,’’ Moudgil said. In a similar move, to prevent fake transactions, the department had created a SMS platform where a registered property owner would get text message alerts if there was any transaction on the said survey number.

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