The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India has designed Bhoomi Rashi as a single point platform for online processing of land acquisition notifications to accelerate highway infrastructure development projects in India.
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is engaged in developing India’s road infrastructure sector and executes its projects through various implementation agencies, viz. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), National Highways & Infrastructure Development Company Ltd. (NHIDCL) and State PWDs. The objective of the Ministry is to fast-track economic growth, for which improved road connectivity, specifically expansion and upgradation of the National Highways network, is of vital importance.
Land Acquisition is critical for the commencement and completion of construction of National Highways, which begins once the alignment plan and land acquisition plan for a specific project, are approved. The process starts with the appointment of a revenue functionary of the State Government as Competent Authority for Land Acquisition (CALA) for each NH Project. It ends at taking of physical possession of the land by the implementing authority and disbursal of compensation to each affected/interested party.
MoRTH has developed Bhoomi Rashi - online Land Acquisition (LA) system which would provide linkage across authorities, eliminate the need of physical copy, reduce the formatting errors/clerical mistakes and enable easy tracking of the draft notification.
Bhoomi Rashi was made operational on 1st April 2018. It can be accessed at http://bhoomirashi.gov.in/index.asp
The portal would enhance the efficiency of the land acquisition process, ensure transparency and accountability, and result in e-transfer of benefits directly to the accounts of the beneficiaries. Its benefits would be faster process completion, transparent fund transfer to the land owners/beneficiaries and reduction of procedural errors.
The portal has the potential to open new opportunities, and enhance efficiency in the LA process. Earlier, physical processing of the cases usually took weeks to even months. Now, the portal has reduced the processing time to a few days, around 2 weeks for majority of the cases.
Bhoomi Rashi has also been integrated with the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) platform of the Ministry of Finance, for deposition of compensation in the account of affected/interested person, on real-time basis.
Source : Bhoomi Rashi portal
Last Modified : 3/1/2020