Land Records in India have evolved over centuries. The Land revenue was the main
source of revenue for Indian rulers and then for British. The present form of preparation
and maintenance of Land Records originated during Mughal period.
It is very difficult for a common man to understand their own records of rights.
Corruption and lack of transparency are other issues associated with Land Records
in India. Government of India realized these problems and started National Land
Records Modernization Program (NLRMP) with the aim to standardize and computerize
all land records in India in a phased manner. Under NLRMP all land records and related
services are being made online. Few states have already computerized their land
records while some are in the process.