The handbook develops a resource on land survey by bringing different state practices of land surveying and recording practices, rules, historical perspective and applications of modern survey techniques, which can be used as a guide for the field practitioners. This handbook includes 12 state chapters, covers almost all the major zones of India in north, south, east, west, centre and north-east. Each of state chapters covers their historical and contemporary land recording practices, deficiency and challenges of the existing system and future initiatives towards modern survey.
This handbook is a useful document for the practitioners to not only to understand the methods used for land survey in the state, but also helps to learn the intricacies of land survey mechanisms followed by the other states. For the convenience of the readers this handbook also discusses the modern methods of land surveying to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the modern techniques.
This handbook will help to recognize the genesis of land survey, its challenges that are faced by the respective state by following contemporary methods and invite attention to the practitioners to take measures to establish comprehensive-accurate-real-time land records by using modern land survey techniques
About the Centre: B N Yugandhar Centre for Rural Studies (BNYCRS), since its establishment in the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie in the year 1989, has emerged as a leading resource/ establishment for training of Officer Trainees (OTs) of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and policy recommendations.
Anandhi, IAS officer of 2007 batch, Rajasthan cadre. She is currently serving as Deputy Director (Sr.) in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Musoorie since December, 2020. She has studied B.A, LL.B from Delhi University. She has served as District Collector in Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Rajsamand, Udaipur and Alwar districts and given Best Collector Award in 2019 for work in Udaipur. She has also served as Managing Director, Rajasthan State Cooperative Marketing Federation Ltd. (Rajfed) and education sector as SPD, RMSA respectively and done a stint in Secretariat as Joint Secretary, Finance Tax.
Snehasis Mishra is working as Assistant Professor, B.N. Yugandhar Centre for Rural Studies, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. He is associated with various teaching and training programmes of IAS Officials during their professional courses. He has written research papers and co-authored/edited state-report on Land Records practices and implementation of Digital Indian Land Records Modernization Programme. He has co-edited (with Dr. A.A.A. Faizi) book on Conclusive Land Titling (2015) and Journey Towards Land Titling in India (2017 with Dr. Varsha Ganguly). He has participated and organised Seminars on land records and land titling related issues. His areas of interests cover e-governance, land records management, land governance, survey and mapping.
1 Introduction: Land Survey in India
Anandhi, IAS and Snehasis Mishra
2 Existing Practices of Land Surveying and Recording Systems in States
2.1 Andhra Pradesh
Siddharth Jain, IAS
Indrajit Das and Manoranjan Ray
Manoj Kumar Jha and Chandan Kumar
Ashok Nada and Jani Jyotinkumar Prahladbhai
Mohinder Kumar, IAS (Retd.)
Dr. Ashok Sanganal
Dr. Anishia Jayadev
2.8. Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Shashi Jain and Krishna Singh Shekhawat
2.11. Uttar Pradesh
Sunil Kumar Jha
2.12. West Bengal
Chittaranjan Das, IAS (Retd.)
3 Modern Methods of Land Surveying: Models and Technologies
Lt. Gen Girish Kumar, VSM (Retd.)