News-CRUX-10     19th July 2023        
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Context: The President of India presented the “Bhoomi Samman” 2023 at a function organised by the Union Ministry of Rural Development.

  • The awards were received by State Secretaries and District Collectors along with their teams who have excelled in achieving saturation of the core components of Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP). Bhoomi Samman Scheme
  • The “Bhoomi Samman” Scheme primarily aims to acknowledge and encourage outstanding performance in the implementation of the DILRMP.
  • This program is instrumental in modernizing land records and registration processes, streamlining administrative procedures, and ensuring transparency and efficiency in governance.
  • The Department of Land Resources has set an ambitious target of achieving 100% saturation in the digitization of land records across all districts of the country by 31st March 2024.
  • The “Bhoomi Samman” serves as an inspiration and testament to the dedicated efforts made by these individuals and teams in realizing this goal.
  • Districts that successfully achieve 100% targets in the core components of the DILRMP receive the prestigious Platinum Grading.
  • This recognition signifies their exceptional performance and commitment to embracing digital transformation and modernization in the land records domain.
  • The “Bhoomi Samman” Scheme exemplifies the principles of cooperative federalism and trust between the central and state governments.
  • The grading system for the awards is based on the performance reports and inputs provided by the states and union territories, fostering a strong partnership in the computerization and digitization of land records.
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