ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Policy Shifts in Land Records Management

The National Land Records Modernisation Programme’s objectives cannot be understood in isolation from the broader policies of economic and governance reform. The shifts in the policy objectives of computerisation and updating of land records must be seen in the light of the “rightward drift in Indian politics” of the Indian state and its virtual abandonment of the state-led land reform measures. The possibility of radical land reforms appears remote as the policy objective is to provide secure land title and property rights for facilitating the growth of the land market.

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