Mission Basundhara 3.0: The 3rd edition of ‘Mission Basundhara’ of Assam Govt will start in 2024

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has formally launched the state government’s Mission Basundhara 3.0 at Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on 16th February, 2024.

About Mission Basundhara:

In order to streamline and resolve and make land revenue services more accessible to the citizens residing in Assam, ‘Mission Basundhara’ is conceptualized under the leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Assam. The mission envisages to reduce the pendency in updation of land records and will include land related services like land mutation, updating of land records and delivery of these services to the people at their doorstep through online or portal mode so that they need not to come to government offices. This will also create ease of doing business environment in the land management ecosystem.

The Mission Basundhara was launched on 2nd October, 2021, while the second phase was started in November 2022 and the third phase will start soon in the mid of 2024.

What is Mission Basundhara 3.0

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has formally launched the state government’s Mission Basundhara 3.0 at Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on 16th February, 2024.

As per the speaking of the CM on the occasion, the following provisions can be mentioned as the services to be provided under the upcoming Mission Basundhara 3.0:

  • Mission Basundhara 3.0 will cover all the inhabitants of Tea Gardens of Assam, tea garden workers, Adivasis, and the Gorkha community as a whole. They will be provided with land pattas without having to produce certificates of three previous generations. Even the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes (both STP & STH) will be exempted from this.
  • District commissioners are also instructed to see whether other marginalised communities can be brought under this exemption.
  • Land pattas will also be provided to institutions and cooperatives which are already occupying lands in the state.
  • The state government has decided to repeal the Bhoodan Gramdan Act. The lands which are left after giving out the land pattas will be converted into government lands.
  • When a piece of land is no longer associated with any individual, it will be claimed as government land.

  • Further, failing to pay the pending land taxes will also result in the land being acquired by the state government.
  • The land tax in urban and municipal areas will be fixed according to the current price of the land. It will also differ based on the region.
  • Strict actions and punishments for mismanagement of tea garden lands and if sold to any organization without government approval. This will attract a jail term of seven years and the land will come under the jurisdiction of the state government.
  • The present Govt is also planning make some amendments to make sure district commissioner’s office can grant permission for land sale.
  • Provisions for recovering temple lands which are occupied by people illegally. Govt will make arrangement to work out for ‘devalaya’ (Temple) and ‘satra’ (Vaishnavite Monastery) land which are not under the active possession of these institutions. The district commissioners will survey to ascertain the land under the temples.
  • To address the issues due to the joint ownership of lands, special emphasis will be given in the Basundhara 3.0 Mission on separation of jointly held lands by the joint families.
  • For making Assam safe for the coming generations, government will establish heritage belt and block. Majuli, Narayanpur, Barpeta and Batadrava will be considered heritage belt and blocks.
Mission Basundhara 3.0 Start Date

As per the Honourable CM of Assam, Mission Basundhara 3.0 will be started after the Lok Sabha elections. At the end of the occasion the CM Himanta Biswa Sarma also gave hints for the next Mission and said “For Mission Basundhara 4.0 we will survey Char lands”.

Services provided under Mission Basundhara are:

The following land related services were provided through Basundhara 1.0 Portal:
1.Mutation by right of inheritance
2.Mutation after deed registration
3.Partition for undisputed cases
4.Conversion from Annual Patta to Periodic Patta
5.Reclassification of the agricultural land to non-agricultural land less than 1 bigha area
6.Striking out of name from patta
7.Allotment certificate to Periodic Patta
8.Legacy Data Updation
9.Mobile Number Updation

The following land related services were provided through Basundhara 2.0 Portal:
1.Settlement of Khas and ceiling Surplus land
2.Settlement of Occupancy Tenant
3.Settlement of special cultivators
4.Settlement of hereditary land of Tribal Communities
5.Settlement of AP transferred land from the original AP holder
6.Regularization of settlement of PGR VGR LAND
7.Online payment of Land Revenue

The main components of the mission are –
i. Purification of land records in a mission mode
ii. Polygon survey of yet to be surveyed 672 non-cadastral villages
iii. Re-survey of 18789 cadastral villages of 27 districts using hybrid methodology.

The implementation of the mission will help in enable achieving the goal of 100% Digitalization of Maps and total Integration of Maps, Land Records and Registration for the State under DILRMP.


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