Agartala, Dec 03, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk
Tripura has become the first state in the country to introduce the Banadhikar App - the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) and Banadhikar App, a GPS-based mobile application for demarcation of forest 'patta' (land rights) for the landless indigenous people under the Forest Rights Act. Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh, on Friday launched the App.
Speaking about the first of its kind in the country initiative, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb termed it as a groundbreaking step.
Deb wrote on Facebook, “The Janajati constitutes 32 percent of the total population in Tripura. But the Janajati patta holders were deprived of receiving several facilities of the central government including Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi as they couldn’t solve various land related issues.”
He continued and wrote, “However, as the Prime Minister intervened in the matter. And now, the Janajati people will get this facility. It reflects the Prime Minister’s affection towards the Janajati people. The GPS-based Tripura Ban Adhikar App will play an effective role in preventing corruption up to the lower level”.
Detailing the advantages of the App, the Chief Minister tweeted, “This System will help in reducing the cost and number of visits required for forest patta land demarcation and registration. It will also help in solving majority of land disputes and our indigenous communities will get benefits of all land related govt schemes effectively.”
Deb then wrote on Facebook, “the Janajati population in Tripura is 32 percent. But the Janajati patta holders were deprived of receiving various facilities of the central government including Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi as they couldn’t solve various land related disputes.”
“But, as the Prime Minister intervened in the matter, now, the Janajati people will get this facility. It reflects the Prime Minister’s affection towards the Janajati people. The GPS-based Tripura BanAdhikar App will play an effective role to prevent corruption up to the lower level,” he wrote.
According to Deb, Tripura has been able to digitize most of the government schemes and projects and make them more user-friendly following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision.
The App has been initiated by the Directorate of Land Records, Tripura in collaboration with the North Eastern Space Application Centre and Tripura Space Application Centre.
Major features of the app include instant interactive area measurement of patta lands by operational staff, identifying actual ground points, creating boundaries of individual pattas, checking facilities to check the quantum of patta lands in Khatian and finding the shortest path to reach pattas.
Meanwhile, DM Sepahijala tweeted, “Registration of sale deed of Shri Subash Debbarma in Jampuijila subdivision of #Sepahijala district through NGDRS that was launched today. From non availability of internet in subdivision to registration through NGDRS, it was a long path. Thanks for all who made it possible”