Land and Land Reforms
Collection of land revenue and other Govt. dues has considerably increased. Till 2010, annual revenue collection was on an average of Rs.230 crores. During the financial year 2011-12, revenue was collected to the tune of Rs.380.14 crores, during the financial year 2012-13 it was to the tune of Rs.319.15 crores, and it was Rs.583 crores in 2013-2014. Revenue collected in the year 2013-14 was all time high in the history of the L&LR Department.

Nijo Griha Nijo Bhumi (NGNB) :

Total no. of homestead pattas distributed under NGNB (Nijo Griha Nijo Bhumi) a new scheme launched in October, 2011 during 2013-14 was 100684. Added with, 8449 Agricultural Patta has also been distributed in 2013-14. During the period 2011-12, agricultural pattas were distributed among 12745 beneficiaries together with 3157 NGNB pattas while during the period 2012-13, the total of 9588 no.of agricultural pattas together with 60193 NGNB pattas have also been distributed to the eligible beneficiaries.

Mutation :

Mutation cases disposed of during 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 were 1282830, 1214772 and 1490320 respectively.

Conversion :

Conversion cases disposed of during 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-2014 were 67050, 53066 and 51634 respectively.

Certified Copy Issued :

Certified copies of ROR issued during 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-2014 were 1747332, 1949206 and 1120221 respectively.

Initiatives taken for better service delivery during 2013-2014

Over the Counter (OTC) Service :

Over the Counter (OTC) service for information services is being provided in 345 BL&LRO offices. Citizen can now get certified copies of RoR and plot Information within 5-15 minutes.

Integration between Land Records and Registration:

In Howrah district a pilot project for e-integrating land records with property registration is running successfully and during the next financial year this facility will be rolled out throughout the State. Such integration will help in mutation on registration instantly.

Digitization of Maps & Records and Integration:

61072 map sheets out of 68,328 village map sheets are digitized and 40,196 mouzas out of 42042 mouzas are digitized and updated. The digitized map data are integrated with RoR. West Bengal is the first State to integrated digitized cadastral maps with corresponding RoRs, which has been accepted as a model by the Department of Land Resources, Govt. of India.

Acquisition of land:

During the last two years, land has been acquired only for the Government to meet the public purposes. There was no forcible acquisition of land in any manner whatsoever. The acquisition of agricultural land, irrigated land and land having dense habitation have been avoided as far as possible. No land has been acquired for any private company. Emergency provision of acquisition of land has not been used excepting in the case of national security, natural calamity, construction for irrigation embankment, etc. Land acquired for different projects under LA Act during the period from May, 2011 to March, 2012 is 1065 acres, 2012-13 is 1497 acres and 2013-2014 is 1808.6155 acres

Vesting of land.: 5177 acres of land have been vested in 2013-2014.

Permission for holding Ceiling Surplus Land : 17 companies have been given permission u/s 14Y WBLR Act 1955 for acquisition and holding Land of 7740.282 acres.

New policies on rehabilitation / resettlement compensation for AI LA Project have been formulated.

The State Government has framed a comprehensive Land Allotment Policy, 2012 to streamline the settlement of Government land and to introduce uniformity and transparency in dealing with land settlement / allotment cases.

Transfer of land :

1. Long Term Settlement – a) No. of cases – 128, b) Area Involved (in acre) – 571.37, c) Amount involved (in Rs.) – 54,84,97,900

2. Inter Departmental Transfer – a) No. of cases – 295, b) Area Involved (in acre) – 875.73 c) Amount Involved (in Rs.) - Not Applicable

3. State Government to Central Government – a) No. of cases- 15, b) Area Involved(in acre)-278.87 c) Amount Involved (in Rs.) – 346,50,87,194


The Website of this Department has been launched by the Hon’b le Chief Minister and Minister-in-charge of this Deptt. on 19.05.2012 at ‘Milan Mela Prangan’. The remarkable features on this Website are “KNOW YOUR PROPERTY” in Bengali, different aspects of ‘Nijo Griha Nijo Bhumi’ Prokalpa, Citizen Centric Services, BHUCHITRA Software, BHU-ADHIGRAHAN software and various Govt. Order/Circulars/Notifications etc.