News and Events :

The Government vide G.O. Rt. No. 158, Revenue (SS1) Department,
dt. 28-01-2005 have sanctioned pilot project for Nizamabad district.

  World Bank Team visited on 10th May 2006.

  Land Titling Society of Andhra Pradesh (LATSAP) is established on 31st October 2007 with registration number 1634.
The core of the Bhu Bharati would be the transformation from the department centric approach to the service-centric approach in land administration, which would be characterized by an integrated system for capturing, storing, checking, integrating, manipulating, analyzing and displaying data about parcel/property and its use, ownership and development. The system shall deliver the services to Citizens through a unified interface. The Vision of the Bhu Bharati is

“To establish and manage a comprehensive and sustainable Land Information Management System, which serves as a record of conclusive Title of all land parcels and provides related services in an integrated, efficient and cost effective manner”

The Higher level objectives of the Bhu Bharati are

  • To serve as record of conclusive Title of all land parcels;

  • To provide services in an integrated, efficient and cost effective manner and

  • To provide authentic land attribute information on a real time basis to all its users
Considering the BHU BHARATI vision and objectives, limitations of the current system and the inputs from international best practice like Australia and Thailand and strategic options available for BHU BHARATI, the concept of a Unified Land Information Management Agency’ was evolved. This agency would be responsible for the land information management. It would perform the Memorandum of Association of the various entities which are currently involved in the land information management. This agency would eventually acquire the status of a Statutory Authority. The detailed description of the Bhu Bharati is as follows

Project Development Objective

The key objectives of Bhu Bharati are to:

  • Administer a system of recording conclusive Title, which is secure and enjoys public confidence

  • Provide integrated land related services

    1. Through a unified interface
    2. With efficiency and easy accessibility
    3. In a cost effective manner
  • Provide Value-added Services in areas like

    1. Development planning
    2. Welfare schemes
    3. Land related taxes

  • Implement a transparent system of property valuation
  • Develop and maintain a Geodetic Control Network for referencing maps
  • Maintain all records in integrated digital form in a central repository
  • Implement systems processes for maintenance and auto-updation of data
  • Establish a sustainable operating model
For the successful implementation of a Project like Bhu Bharati, which involves a major break from the traditional form of Land Information Management, the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) adopted the recommendations made based on the envisioned state and research of the best practices adopted in Australia, Newzeland and Thailand. The issues and the recommendations have been broadly classified into 5 categories viz., Processes, People, Technology, Resources and Project Management.

Strategic design considerations of Bhu Bharati

The strategic design considerations and features of the Bhu Bharati are:

  • Creation of Register of Titles through title establishment
  • Deedless’ or ‘Demat’ transfer of property – e-conveyance
  • Creation and empowerment of Operating Agency by resources, legal and change management.
  • Integration of processes of Survey, Revenue and Registration Departments and Local bodies
  • Auto Updation – Registration results in the incorporation of results
  • Parcel/Property Identification Number: An unique number to each and every land parcel/ property for each access.
  • Transparent and corruption free, single window, service centric governance.
Customers and Services

  1. Provide services in a manner, which is easy to use, cost effective and enjoys public confidence
  2. Deliver services through a unified agency
  3. Provide information and services in local language
  4. Create multiple competing channels for delivery of services
  5. Develop value added services to customers
  6. Encourage participation of small entrepreneurs in creation of value added services
  7. Migrate customers to online channels

Leverage Common Service Centers as channels for delivery of services

The concept of Common Service Centers is becoming popular day by day in Governments across the world and success of e-seva and CARD in Andhra Pradesh is the best examples. These Centers are the places where all Land Related services are provided to users under one roof.

  1. Identify a Change Agent at all levels
  2. Educate employees, external agencies and general public about BHU BHARATI and its benefits
  3. Define roles and responsibilities for all players in the system
  4. Create a framework for capacity building
Financial and Business

  1. Introduce appropriate user charges for services:

    For Bhu Bharati to be financially viable, it is necessary that appropriate user charges are  introduced.
  1. Develop alternate streams of revenue

    Some of the alternate streams of revenue are subscription income (from intermediaries like  service providers, Licensed surveyors, etc.), one time sale of information to corporate, real  estators etc. Value added services can also generate significant amount of recurring revenue  for Bhu Bharati.

  1. Develop meta-data standards
  2. Use Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  3. Deployment Architecture
  4. Effectively leverage GIS based systems
  5. Ensure interoperability and use open data exchange standards