Online application process for land certificate begins

Bhopal : Forest Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah said that the Forest Department has started online process for testing of the forest or non-forest land used for setting up new industries in the state. This scheme will be brought under the purview of the Public Service Guarantee Act and a certificate will be issued in a maximum of two weeks.

The Forest Minister said that till now this test was being done on files and manually at ground level. The new system will not only save time and labour, but will also eliminate the possibility of errors. This work is will now be done to bring compatibility in the processes of land testing through I.T. enabled services. Applicants can apply through the website without having to visit any offices. Land investigation will be done automatically with the help of satellite data and geo graphic information. The new provision made by the Forest Department strengthens the State government’s commitment to e-governance and citizen centric governance.