Webland System of Andhra Pradesh – Chief Commissioner of Land Administration

  • Written by eINDIA
  • October 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

  • Project Category : Governance :: Government to Citizen

    Details of the Applicant:

    Name: Sri. K. Surendra Mohan
    Designation: Project Director
    Organization: O/o. Chief Commissioner of Land Administration
    Address: Opposite to Annapurna Hotel, Nampally Station Road
    City: Hyderabad
    Andhra Pradesh
    Zip Code: 500001
    Organization Website: https://webland.ap.gov.in

    Details of the Agency implementing the Project/Initiative:

    Name of the Organization: O/o. Chief Commissioner of Land Administration
    Opposite to Annapurna Hotel, Nampally Station Road,
    Andhra Pradesh
    Zip Code:
    Head of Organization: The Chief Commissiooner & Spl. Chief Secretary
    Project Website: https://webland.ap.gov.in

    Details of Programme /Project/Initiative:

    Brief Description:

    Webland system is a web based, centralized land records management system in the state of Andhra Pradesh to store, manage 4.25 crores land records belonging to 1.50 crores Agricultural Land Owners along with Crop details. All the land records are digitally signed by respective Tahsildars. It has the provision to carryout mutations. Government lands are categorized into 34 categories and are allotted Unique Codes. Webland is aimed at efficient management of land records and providing quicker and Across-The-Counter services to citizen.

    Why was the project started:

    Before Webland initiative, land records in Andhra Pradesh were available in respective 1128 Tahsil Offices in a decentralized mode. Software version control was a problem. It required 1128 Oracle database licenses. There were no tools to monitor to accuracy of the data. No technical persons were available at Mandal level. No uniform Land codes were adopted by Tahsildars. Data was not reusable and not interoperable with other departments’ data.


    To deliver services related to Land Records to citizens Across-The –Counter from MeeSeva Kiosks using databases digitally signed by the competent authority and for easy maintenance of land records by Revenue Department.

    Target Group:  Citizens with Agricultural land in Andhra Pradesh

    Geographical Reach within India: Entire state of Andhra Pradesh

    Geographical Reach outside India: NA

    Date From which the Project became Operational:  4-11-2011

    Is the Project still operational?: Yes

    List 5 Innovations of programme/project/initiative:
    1. Based on the state-of-the-art Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) which is reusable, inter-operable and scalable.
    2. It is built in Local Language ie. Telugu with Unicode fonts, which are web compatible.
    3. It is loosely coupled with Mee Seva Portal to deliver Across-The-Counter services to citizens.
    4. Legal authority given to land records by digital signing by Tahsildars
    5. Provision made for on-demand updation of dynamic fields.

    List 5 achievements of the programme/project/initiative:
    1. 4.25 crore agricultural land records belonging to 1.50 crore land owners are ported to state data centre and each records is manually verified and digitally signed by Tahsaildars to give legal status as per A.P. ESD Rules, 2011. Similarly 80 Lakhs FMBs/Tippons are uploaded and digitally signed.
    2. Training and Capacity Building conducted to around 5000 Revenue employees on IT & Webland concepts
    3. Each Government land is uniquely identifiable using unique code given to 34 different categories of Govt. land.
    4. Provision is made to carry out on-demand mutation and for data entry of crop details.
    5. 17.5 Lakhs Adangal/Pahani copies, 0.90 Lakhs ROR-1B, 0.35 Lakhs Mutations, 0.25 Lakhs FMBs/Tippons are given so far since 04.11.2011
    List 5 Key challenges faced while implementing the project/programme/initiative and how they were overcome:
    1. Quality of data of only 50% accurate initially. Had to do 3 to 4 iterations to bring to 98% accuracy.
    2. Technical Capability of Tahsildars and village Revenue Officers is very low. Training conducted for 5000 Revenue employees. Hand holding persons were positioned at divisional level to assist Tahsildars.
    3. No uniform codes for different types of govt. lands. 34 categories of Govt. Lands are identified and allotted unique codes through out the state
    4. Telugu fonts used earlier were non-standard and were not web-compatible. Unicode fonts were used now which are web-compatible. 5. Volume of data is very large, ie. 4.25 crores records. Systems were established at Tahsil level to distribute the work among 1128 Tahsil Offices.
    List 5 points on how the Project/Programme/Initiative can serve as a model that can be replicated or adapted by others?

    1. As it is built on Service Oriented Architecture, 90% of the schemas can be reused in other states. 10% of remaining schemas which are mainly dependent on local language can be customized.
    2. Training models developed can be reused in other states.
    3. Unicode standard can be adopted in other states for their local language.
    4. Unique codification of Govt. Lands can be adopted in other states as it is.
    5. System of hand holding persons can be adopted in other states.

    List 5 points to elaborate on the scalability of the programme/project/initiative?

    1. As the Service Oriented Architecture is adopted, Webland System is highly scalable.
    2. Webland System is also made extensible with a provision to add graphical data, bank data and Registration.
    3. Distributed database design is adopted in Webland System, ie. One database for one district. This immunes Webland System from scalability



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