• The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has recently launched the BhoomiRashi portal.
  • In the past years, acquisition of land for the purpose of National Highway projects, payment of compensation to the landowners etc were done manually by physical movement of documents in the form of files. However, in that procedure some constraints viz. delay in issuing notification, errors in the land/area details etc were being faced.
  • In order to overcome these issues, to cut short delays and avoid parking of public funds with the Competent Authority for Land Acquisition (CALA), Ministry has developed a web based Utility –BhoomiRashi to fully digitize and automate the entire process of land acquisition.
  • With the operation of this Portal, the land acquisition process has been expedited significantly, become error-free and more transparent and the notifications at every stage are being processed on real-timeweb-basedhe processing time using this portal has been reduced to less than two weeks in a majority of cases and even a few days in some cases.
  • The Utility has been made more user-friendly by adding the feature of SMS services to the beneficiaries so as to enhance timeliness in the dissemination of information, along with transparency, and also achieve the objective of real-time tracking of activities and generation of reports, relating to land acquisition.