Dharani website launched on pilot basis in 30 mandals

By Author  |  Published: 20th May 2018  12:05 amUpdated: 22nd May 2018  1:30 pm

Hyderabad: Dharani, unique portal of land records intended to ensure a more transparent and robust land registration system, was launched on pilot basis in 30 revenue mandals in the State on Saturday.

Energy Minister G Jagadish Reddy, who launched Dharani website at Chivvemla mandal of Suryapet district, termed it as a revolutionary step in terms bringing in a marked improvement in the land registration system. Simultaneously, the revenue department on Saturday launched Dharani services in 30 mandals covering one mandal in each district, excluding Hyderabad district.

The department has worked hard to develop the new website which promises to bring lot of changes in the revenue department, said Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, who also holds the Revenue portfolio. He took note of the experiences during the trial run in 30 mandals where the website was launched. Any updation required would be undertaken well before the statewide launch of the website. The website services will made available in all madals from June 2, coinciding with the State Formation Day.

Eliminating graft

The website was developed in such a way that the registration process for land will commence with the seller/buyer seeking time slot from the sub-registrar for the pupose. The land sale or purchase will be recorded in the Pattadar passbook. The Tahsildar would inform the transaction details to IT wing stationed in MRO office itself, which would upload the details on the website on the same day without giving any scope for delay. The document will be sent to the buyers through courier. “The new system of registration will avoid corruption,” Ali said.

After registration process was completed, the mutation process will be carried out within 24 hours automatically and it will reflect in Dharani website without any special request from the buyers, said Ali. The revenue department has already stopped access to Maabhoomi website which was provided with limited services and confined to the Revenue Department.

Currently, it is cumbersome for a farmer to get agriculture loans from banks, for which he has to approach Village Revenue Officer (VRO) and Mandal Revenue Officer (MRO) for land ownership and other relevant certificates, but Dharani cuts short this process. “The bankers were given access to Dharani website and they can at their fingertips get details of the farmer for sanctioning loans, which will reduce a lot of time and money of farmers,” Ali said.