Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has decided to construct modern air-conditioned record rooms in all the tehsils for scientific conservation and safety of the land-related records under the land record modernisation programme.
According to Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Surya Narayan Patro, modern record rooms in 158 tehsils would be constructed in the first phase. The record rooms would be ready within next three months. He said that the land related records would be scanned through computer and would be kept in the new record room. If the paper records are destroyed or misplaced, the records can be retrieved from the computer, he said.
Patro said that the new record rooms would be constructed on 800 sq ft area. The modern gadgets, like server, desk top, PC printer and copier etc would be kept in a room to be built inside the record room. In order to avoid the power cut and low voltage problem, it has been decided to install generators in each record room.
In the second phase, the record rooms would be constructed in rest of the tehsils, the Revenue Minister said. Meanwhile, he said that State Government had already initiated the National Land Records Modernisation programme to develop a modern, comprehensive, updated and transparent land records management system in the State with 50: 50 financial contributions of the Central and the State Governments.