GUWAHATI, Jan 18 � The Union Ministry for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj has rapped the State Government for slow implementation of the National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP), with Union Rural Development Minister Dr CP Joshi taking up the matter with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
In a letter to the Chief Minister dated August 27, 2010 � a copy of which was made available to the media by Leader of Opposition Prafulla Mahanta � Dr Joshi said that the ministry was �yet to see any concrete progress made for utilization of the funds so far,� and urged Gogoi to review the progress for expeditious implementation of the programme.
The NLRMP which was launched in 2008-09 is an ambitious programme under which Rs 2,135.75 crore had been released during 2009-10 for the State�s 27 districts towards the Central share as first installment for the State.
Dr Joshi also mentioned in the letter that successful implementation of the programme would usher in a system of conclusive titles with title guarantee in the country. This would be a completely new system from the present deed registration procedure in which lots of problems are faced by the citizens with respect to right and ownership in land transaction.
Mahanta said that by failing to ensure progress of a flagship programme meant for rural development even after two years of its launch and receiving a huge amount, the State Government�s betrayed a lack of sincerity, showing its assertions on rural development to be merely a slogan as very little had been achieved on the ground.