Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh, said that the government had set a big target to digitise all the land records and their registries so as to bring transparency in land purchases.
Addressing reporters here on Thursday, Singh said that the poor faced many problems during the land deals. He said this was a common practice, particularly in villages, where the lower officials harassed the farmers. “So as to stop this harassment, the Union government has decided to digitise all the land records and subsequent registry,” he said.
“The beginning has been made but it needs to be further streamlined. The Government of India in collaboration with the state governments is working in this direction. This will bring transparency in the working,” he said.
He said that the government had worked tirelessly for the betterment of the poor.
“The job card of MGNREGA is being linked with Aadhaar cards. This has been done to ensure that bona fide beneficiaries get the benefit of this scheme,” the Union minister said.
He said that houses were also being built for the poor and they had been distributed among the poor without any bias. Singh praised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his commitment for the uplift of the poor.
“Uttar Pradesh has done exceedingly well in providing houses to the poor,” he said.