News: Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister has launched the ‘e-Dharti Geo Portal’.
- e-Dharti Geo Portal: It aims to integrate legacy drawings such as maps and lease plans in the management information system and make it geographic information system (GIS)-enabled.
- The portal will also provide the service of Property Certificate by the Land & Development Office(L&DO) which will include property details such as land type, property type among others.
- Significance: This measure will help a prospective purchaser to ascertain the details of the property as well as whether any suit or proceeding is pending in respect of the property.
- Geographic information system(GIS): It is a computer system that analyzes and displays geographically referenced information.It uses data that is attached to a unique location.