Bhubaneswar, Aug 10: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today felicitated 19 districts of Odisha for excellent performance in computerisation of land records.
These districts received Bhoomi Samman award from the President of India in July for achieving 100 percent success in digital india land records modernisation. Odisha has been awarded the Prestigious "Bhoomi Samman” as the best state in India for its outstanding contribution in the digitization of land records.
These districts are Angul, Boudh, Bargarh, Bhadrak, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Koraput, Nabarangapur, Nayagarh, Nuapada, Rayagada and Sambalpur.
A function was organised at Convention Centre, Lok Seva Bhawan for the felicitation programme. The Chief Minister presented a trophy and citation to the collectors of these districts.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister congratulated the revenue administration and the districts for the award and expressed happiness for as many as 19 districts of the state receiving Bhoomi Samman from the President from a total of 68 districts of the country who got the glorious award. He said 100 percent digitisation of land records by all other districted will be completed by end of this financial year.
The CM said that after the implementation of the 5T Charter and by adhering to the principles of “Mo Sarkar”, Odisha has become one of the pioneers in modernization of land records.
Coming to a Government office, he said, is now a matter of choice rather than a compulsion. People can access various public services through an array of e-Governance applications anytime anywhere. The chronic land issues are being sorted out through a revenue taskforce, he added.