With an aim to offer fast citizen services and keep a check on land transaction-related scams, the Rajasthan government offers Bhulekh or records of rights (RoR) of land online, through its Apna Khata portal. Using this portal, land owners in Rajasthan can access a lot of land and ownership-related details about land parcels and property, in the state of Rajasthan.
The portal was set up by the Revenue Department after the state passed the Rajasthan Urban Land (Certification of Titles) Act, 2016, a law seeking to provide state-guaranteed land titles.
More commonly known as jamabandi nakal or bhulekh in Rajasthan, the accessibility of RoR of land online, not only helps the state maintain them better but also provides ease of procuring documents for the common man.
What is Jamabandi?
A term commonly used in north Indian states, including Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan, jamabandi stands for record of rights (ROR) of a village. Jamabandi records basically provide you access to each and every detail of land in these states, apart from providing information about the owners and the cultivators.
What is Khata number?
A Khata number is an account number allotted to a family that denotes the entire landholding of all the members of that family. Also known as the Khewat number, a Khata number provides the details of the owners and their total landholding.
Steps to check land record
Step 1: Log on to the official website http://apnakhata.raj.nic.in. Select the district where the land is located.
Step 2: Once the district is selected, you will reach another page where the tehsil has to be selected.
Step 3: You will now have to select the village name from a list and the year for which you need the land record.
Step 4: On the page that appears now, the user will have to key in his name, address, city and pin code. You also have to select 1 of the 5 options (khata, khasra, name, USN and GSN) to get a copy of the record.
Records available on Apna Khata
|Land buyers can verify and check land titles before investing in land parcels/plots. This limits the scope for any wrongdoing.|
|Buyers and sellers can also view the mutation status of the property.|
|Banks would demand land title and mutation documents before issuing credit.|
Fees for obtaining document copies on Apna Khata
|Jamabandi copy||Rs 10|
|Map copy||Rs 20|
|Nomination P21||Rs 20|
Can this info be used in court?
According to the proclamation on the website, “The information provided is for general information only and certain nomination is not updated immediately and hence, it cannot be used as a certified / authorised copy in any court or office.” For a certified copy, the user will have to get a copy of the document at any prescribed kiosk.
Land measurement units in Rajasthan
Bigha is the most common land measurement unit used in Rajasthan. A bigha consists of 27,255 sq ft. Since there is no standard value attached to it, the value of a bigha varies from state to state. In Rajasthan, a bigha of land is equal to 27,255 sq ft.
What is jamabandi?
Jamabandi stands for record of rights (ROR) of a village.
How to check land records online in Rajasthan?
Land records could be checked online using the Apna Khata portal.
Are land records available online for all locations in Rajasthan?
Land records are not available for some locations in Rajasthan.