MP, Bengal top digitalisation of land records and services
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MP, Bengal top digitalisation of land records and services

According to the recently released NCAER Land Records and Services Index 2020-21, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha emerged as the best performing states in land record digitisation.

The 2021 NCAER Land Records and Services Index showed that almost all states and Union territories have seen an improvement in their efforts to digitise land records as compared to the previous years.

MP retained the top spot for the second consecutive year, followed by West Bengal, Odisha, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. West Bengal has moved up from the sixth to the second position, while Odisha and Maharashtra, which ranked second and third in N-LRSI 2020, fell one rank each to the third and fourth position in the index.

This index measures the performance of 32 states and UTs across parameters like digitisation of textual and spatial records, computerisation of the registration process and the quality of land records. The report highlighted that 29 states and UTs have shown a positive change or retained their scores in 2020-21.

Bihar, Karnataka, Tripura, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala reported the most improvement.

National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) is a New Delhi-based non-profit think tank and economic policy research institute.

Here are the top 5 ranked states and their scores in NCAER Land Records and Services Index 2020-21:

1 Madhya Pradesh 74.88
2 Odisha 67.45
3 Maharashtra 65.26
4 Chhattisgarh 64.1
5 Tamil Nadu 62.99

Given below is the ranking and Index score of other states in NCAER Land Records and Services Index 2020-21:

6 West Bengal 61.83
7 Jharkhand 59.2
8 Rajasthan 56.45
9 Telangana 55.29
10 Andhra Pradesh 53.87
11 Uttar Pradesh 52.21
12 Lakshadweep 47.85
13 Himachal Pradesh 47.48
14 Goa 41.33
15 Karnataka 40.88
16 Punjab 40.48
17 Uttarakhand 36.08
18 Haryana 35.34
19 Gujarat 35.03
20 Tripura 33.37
21 Puducherry 32.32
22 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 32.04
23 Daman and Diu 30.15
24 Bihar 28.79
25 Andaman and Nicobar 25.41
26 NCT of Delhi 22.06
27 Manipur 21.91
28 Assam 19.42
29 Kerala 10.74
30 Chandigarh 6
31 Sikkim 5.92
32 Jammu and Kashmir 4.29
33 Ladakh 2

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