The Indian government on Friday announced that the country will roll out a national land registry scheme by December 30.
The new land registry system will enable the government to track land tenure, land acquisition and land acquisition costs for projects across the country and will facilitate the government’s efforts to ensure fair and transparent access to land in the country, the Indian government said in a statement.
The land registry will also facilitate the registration of private land ownership and provide a way for the public to access private lands through the use of a central database, it added.
Under the scheme, all property owned by the Government of India is subject to the public domain and is accessible for the people, the statement said.
It will also make it easier for people to register their ownership and make their property available for public use.
India is one of the few countries in the world that has not adopted a land registry, but the country’s land registry is used to track the ownership and use of land.
The country is also one of only two countries in Asia with no national land registration.