‘Banglar Bhumi’, a portal on land records of West Bengal, is ready to provide all land related information to people, particularly entrepreneurs, sources in the state’s Land and Land Reforms department said.
The land have been divided into various zones like agricultural zone, industrial zone and tourism zone for easy spotting of target lands.
“The basic idea behind marking the zones is that industrial and other big projects of the state government and the Centre will be located in the appropriate zones without disturbing food security in the state,” the sources said.
The block-wise land use maps show single, double and multi crops land, dry and barren land, forest land, metal roads, national highway, state highway, railway network, industrial area, area under infrastructural development and water bodies etc.
“This will help the entrepreneurs intending to set up industries know the actual infrastructure available at the proposed sites,” the sources said.
However, the concept of zoning in block-wise maps of the districts was introduced in May 2011 to identify agricultural zone, industrial zone and tourism zone, townships and wetlands.
The block-wise land use maps of five districts - West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia, Burdwan and Birbhum - have been prepared and formally published in March 2010.
Digitisation work relating to zoning of Hooghly, Howrah, South 24-Parganas, Nadia and East Midnapore districts have been completed with technical support from the state science and technology department and the National Informatics Centre (NIC), the sources said.
The soft copy of the maps with zoning of these districts will be launched formally by state Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Friday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee herself holds the Land and Land Reforms portfolio.
The digitisation work relating to zoning of North 24-Parganas would be completed soon, while the block-wise land use maps of Malda, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling have been completed and work of zoning was in progress.
Digitisation work of zoning in respect of these districts are likely to be completed by December.
In the portal, land users will get various options like maps and land details. One can also see data related to his block by just filling in the name of his/her district and block.