NCAER India Land Portal is a repository of all the databases related to Land Records and Services Index that has been developed under N-LPI (NCAER’s Land Policy Initiative). In addition to the results of N-LRSI: its components, sample and methodology, the portal also provides land-related information available from various other sources. The N-LRSI has been supported by Omidyar Network India, through its Property Rights Research Consortium initiative and provides evidence and insights to seek solutions for securing land, housing and property rights in India. The index aims to assess the extent of digitisation of land records and the quality of these land records in the rural areas of the States and Union Territories of India. So far two rounds of the index have been computed: 2020 and 2021. Both of these editions have adopted exactly the same components and weights for aggregation of these components in order to ensure both a focused improvement effort by the States and ease in evaluating these efforts. Madhya Pradesh emerged as the top performer for the second year in a row. West Bengal has moved up four ranks, from rank six to two, whereas Odisha and Maharashtra, which ranked second and third in N-LRSI 2020, has fallen by one rank each to take up rank three and four in this year’s index,while Tamil Nadu has maintained its fifth position in both the rounds. The index can help formulate State action plans to attain the goal of secure, assured land records that mirror ground realities and are generated by efficient titling services. The N-LRSI’s comparative assessment of States and UTs will make it possible for the States to learn from each other, with the best performing States showing how the supply of good, reliable, accessible digital land records has been achieved. The Central Government can use the N-LRSI to reward and recognise States and UTs that perform better on the Index so that the others are encouraged to improve their standing. The second edition LRSI 2021 report also brings along a new index on accessibility that was measured using a rigorous set of indicators provided in the Guidelines for Indian Government Websites 2.0 (GIGW 2.0), to measure accessibility, navigability, designing features etc., of the respective state websites.
The data underlying the LRSI is available at NCAER India Land Portal