The Land Records and Services Index, published by the National Council of Applied Economic Research, assesses the extent of digitization of land records and the quality of these records in all states and union territories of India. The N-LRSI is the very first piece of research that carries out an in-depth analysis of the quality of land records and the progress of states in digitization of land records in India. By ranking all states and UTs on these parameters, the index assesses the current status of digitization across India, identifies the existing gaps in each state, and can help the under-performing states to implement specific remedial actions to improve the situation. The objective of the index is to instill a sense of competition and create an incentive for the States/UTs to do better, and ultimately, raise awareness on the importance of having publicly accessible land records. As per the 2020 rankings, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu are the best performing states.
The document here contains the main N-LRSI document, as well as the compendium of state data. To explore further, and view the data visualisations, please visit NCAER’s data explorer here.