Bhoomi Samman Awards: In-depth Overview

Bhoomi Samman Awards


  • Presentation of “Bhoomi Samman” 2023 by the President of India.
  • Function organized by the Union Ministry of Rural Development in New Delhi.

Main Highlights:

  • Madhya Pradesh earns the prestigious first position in the country for advancing the Digital India Land Records modernization initiative. Fifteen districts in Madhya Pradesh receive Platinum Grading for achieving 100 percent success in all components of the Digital India Land Records Management Programme.
  • Bhoomi Samman Awards showcase cooperative federalism based on trust and partnership between Central and State governments. Grading system relies on reports and inputs from States and Union Territories to assess progress in key aspects like computerization and digitization of land records.

Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP)

  • DILRMP is a central sector scheme under the Ministry of Rural Development, managed by the Department of Land Resources.
  • The primary aim of DILRMP is to create an Integrated Land Information Management System (ILIMS) that leverages the similarities in land records management across different States.
  • The ILIMS integrates land records databases with various sectors, including banks, financial institutions, circle rates, and Registration Offices.
  • The major components of DILRMP are the computerization of land records, conducting surveys/re-surveys, and digitizing the registration process.