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Description - Land Reforms in India by Wajahat Habibullah

This is the tenth volume in a major series which studies the status of land reforms throughout the country. It examines the progress achieved and the difficulties encountered in the computerisation of land records in various states. In 1988, the central government sponsored the Computerisation of Land Records (CoLR) scheme to tackle the recurring problems thrown up by inadequate land records system. Providing a critical appraisal of CoLR, the 20 articles in the volume are divided into three sections: Computerisation of Land Records; Digitisation of Cadastral Maps; and Land Information System. Based on empirical data and field studies, this volume is an important contribution towards understanding the socio-economic realities and social dynamics of contemporary India in the framework of land reforms.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761933472
ISBN-10: 0761933476
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 139mm x 21mm)
Pages: 315
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Wajahat Habibullah

Wajahat Habibullah is currently Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. A member of the Indian Administrative Service of the 1968 batch, Mr Habibullah belongs to the Jammu and Kashmir cadre. He has been Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC (2003-04); Director of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie (2000-03); and Secretary of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (1991-93). In addition, he has held senior administrative posts in the state of Jammu and Kashmir as well as in the central government in New Delhi. He has written articles and papers on the problems affecting Kashmir and the protection of human rights. Manoj Ahuja is currently Deputy Director (Senior), Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Missourian. He is a member of the Orissa cadre of the Indian Administrative Service (1990 batch) and has held various posts in the Government of Orissa. He has previously coauthored reports on the computerisation of land records in Karnataka and West Bengal. His areas of interest cover e-governance, Panchayati Raj, and computerisation of land records.