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Bhulekh Uttarakhand – Land Records of Uttarakhand

by Brijmohan Bisht
Mar 09, 2020

Derived from the Hindi “Bhu” meaning land and “Alekh” meaning record, Bhulekh is a popular term used to describe land record and online land record software. Each state in India have their own Bhulekh online and Uttarakhand does too. Through Bhulekh Uttarakhand, you can access your land details and information online. Bhulekh Uttarakhand helps you to get the required information comfortably and you do not have to visit the government offices and stand in long queues to access your land record information.

History of Bhulekh

Bhulekh, i.e. the system of keeping land records is an age old practice and has continuously improved and evolved over the years. It started during Mughal era and evolved into a more scientific approach during British times. Presently, the land records are maintained by State Governments.
Computerisation of Land Records (CLR) was initiated 1988-89 by the centre to update land records more accurately.
The government initiated the National Land Records Maintenance Programme (NLRMP) in 2008 in order to make the management of land records more developed and comprehensive. The states are updating Records of Rights (RoR) and additional land records information like maps online.

Bhulekh Uttarakhand

The online portal of Bhulekh has been launched by the Department of Revenue & Board of Revenue (Uttarakhand) in collaboration with National Informatics Centre (NIC). The online portal is named as “Devbhoomi”.
Through the online portal, citizens of all 13 districts of Uttarakhand can access their land record information like khasra-khatuni, Jamabandi (RoR), and bhu naksha (maps).

Khasra- Legal agricultural document with land and crop details. The revenue department accords a unique land parcel identification number for your land which is known as Khasra Number.

Khatauni- Outline of all the land holdings of an individual or family in a particular village. All khasras are listed in the khatauni.

Jamabandi- Also known as fard and parcha, jamabandi is the Record of Rights (RoR) of the lands in the village. It contains the owner’s name, land area, shares of owners, rights, and taxes payable on land. Through Bhulekh Uttarakhand online portal, Devbhoomi, you can get the RoR by owner’s name, account number, vendor, etc.

Note: Citizens of Uttarakhand can only check their land record information in Bhulekh online portal. If you want to get an authorized copy of RoR, then you will have to visit the Tehsil Land Record Computer Centre of the required tehsil. You will get your authorized copy of ROR after paying the charges for the copy. The charges are- Rs.15 for the first page of RoR and Rs.5 for subsequent pages.

Useful Links for Bhulekh Uttarakhand

How to Check Land Records/Bhulekh Online

To check Bhulekh Uttarakhand online, follow the mentioned steps-

  • Visit Devbhoomi online portal or Bhulekh Land Records.
  • Select your district name and tehsil name.
  • You will be redirected to Bhulekh Uttarakhand page. Select the district, tehsil, and village name.
  • Search RoR by filling either one of the following- measles/gata number, account number, mutation date, vendor, buyer, account holder’s name.
    You can fill any one field.
  • RoR details will be presented in the screen. You can save or print the details.
    However, remember that the print out is not the authorized copy of RoR. To get the authorized copy, you will have to visit the Tehsil Land Record Computer Center of the respective tehsil.

Why is Bhulekh Uttarakhand Online Important

One of the major advantages of Bhulekh Uttarakhand is the convenience that it provides the citizens to check their land record information. The citizens can view the information without having to visit the government offices and waiting for a long period of time.

Other advantages include-

  • Bhulekh Uttarakhand enables citizens to view land records and other land related information by simply entering their khasra number.
  • Citizens can update their land account anytime and anywhere.
  • It saves time and enables a transparent release of information.

Brijmohan Bisht

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