Patna: The survey of land in Bihar by modern techniques, which never saw the light of the day for 40 years, has finally transformed into a reality. The state government in this regard has given the responsibility to a private company with a deadline of three years.

The private company after taking the permission of the airport authorities for an aerial survey has started the land identification process.

According to the project, the special survey of the entire land would not be done at the same time. If the experiment with the special survey at Nalanda district brings out desired results, then it would be carried out across the state.

The purpose of the survey is to organize the land records which has been a big trouble for the state and has been the main reason for many serious issues. Also, in this regard, the Cabinet has passed ‘Bihar special survey and settlement Bill’ during the winter session of state assembly. Following which, the government has sprung into action.

Benefits of the survey

It will save time and all the land records will be computerized – a prerequisite issued by the Centre. During the survey, the name of the current land owner will also be registered which will help in consolidation of the land.

Status of the survey

A revised operation was conducted at various places like Purnia, Katihar, Kishanganj and Araria from 1952 to 1986; Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Sheohar and Vaishali from 1959 to 1988; and Saharsa, Madhepura and Supaul from 1962 to 2002.

The report of survey conducted at Darbhanga and Samastipur from 1965; Bhojpu-Baksar-Rohtas from 1959 and Kaimur and Gaya-Jehanabad-Arwal-Aurangabad-Nawada-Bhagalpur and Banka was prepared.

Cadastral survey

At 12 districts namely Begusarai, Khagaria, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Jamui, Monghyr, Saran, Shiwan, Gopalganj, Eastern and western Champaran only cadastral survey was conducted.