Raipur: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel virtually inaugurated the newly constructed building of Chhattisgarh Revenue Board in Bilaspur at his residence office here on Saturday evening.
On the occasion he said that with the inauguration of this much-awaited building in Bilaspur, now the works of revenue board will be further accelerated due to better and orderly office. He said that the revenue courts have an important role in keeping an orderly record of land and settling land related disputes in the state.
He said adding that our Chhattisgarh is an agricultural state and about 44 percent of the land is forested and 76 percent of the population lives in rural areas. Our government is working to organize and provide mobility to the revenue administration in the state. Adding another link in this direction, a new office building of Revenue Board has been inaugurated in Bilaspur today. This will help the common man to a great extent.
Chief minister said that the process has been simplified so that revenue cases are resolved in the state within the time limit. Out of 20,000 villages in the state, a digitized map of 19,743 villages has been made online through the software. On the basis of aerial survey data from the National Remote Sensing Center, Hyderabad, new revenue records have been prepared in 10 urban areas. The digitization of Nazul and altered records has been completed. Action is being taken to prepare a geo-referenced map.
Speaking on the occasion, PWD minister Tamradhwaj Sahu said that good facility has been made available from the new revenue board building and this will further speed up the hearing of revenue cases. Similarly, Revenue Minister Jaisingh Agrawal said that there was a need for a revenue board building in Bilaspur, which has been completed today. He informed that along with modernizing the functioning of revenue courts in the state, e-courts have been arranged. There is more transparency and speed in disposal of cases through e-court.
Revenue Board Chairman CK Khetan, in his welcome address said that a new building has been constructed near the old revenue division office in Bilaspur at a cost of Rs 6.11 crore. Three court-rooms, archives with modern method, a hall, bar room and library have been built in this building.
Revenue board secretary BS Uikey, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Subrat Sahoo, Secretary Siddharth Komal Pardeshi, and Secretary Revenue Rita Shandilya were present on the occasion.