By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangalore: Finally Government of Karnataka and as per information available in www.upor.karnataka.gov.in the Government is moving from deed based system to title based system which means that property can be sold based on Property Register (PR) cards issued under the Urban Property Ownership Records (UPOR) .Globally, people are moving towards title based system which is if the land is in a person's name he owns it irrespective of what the previous deeds are. .Reportedly the Property Register (PR) cards issued under the Urban Property Ownership Records (UPOR) Project are being made mandatory across three cities in the State, the project is yet to take off in Bangalore. The setback is despite the project being launched in the city two years ago. Reportedly The project was to have been launched in 50 of the 198 wards in Bangalore by the Survey Settlement and Land Records Department in the first phase. A tender called to take up work had to be cancelled because of huge mismatch between tender and estimated cost. According to the departmental information the estimated the cost was to be around Rs. 12 crore, and the lowest bid was Rs. 40 crore, and this huge mismatch between tender and estimated cost which affected the project's progress.
An accurate urban land record system for five towns in Karnataka is under progress in PPP mode. It is bound by a time frame and promises a fool-proof system for citizens to finally avail much needed land records.A well maintained urban land record system has been a dream of the common man. Citizens planning to invest in land have kept away from investing from fear of legal disputes over ownership. A proper land record system will go a long way in land transactions and in taking the economy forward. Karnataka state has been a front runner in bringing some amount of semblance in this area with. Initiatives such as 'Bhoomi' and now it is embarking on another journey, creating and maintaining property ownership records in five urban bodies with a framework for management of these records. The five towns selected are Mangalore, Bellary, Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad and Shimoga. The Department is in process of implementing several measures for maki Another interesting feature of the project is that it is in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. It seen as a major breakthrough as this is the first time that the government and private sector have teamed up in the area of land records. The project has a specific time frame of nine months and once completed this will be a good model for other states to follow.ng the land records of the state, both cadastral as well as textual data accurate and reflective of the ground situation.