West Bengal’s Banglarbhumi portal for land records: All you need to know


Banglarbhumi is the web portal for land records and reforms, launched by the West Bengal government. You can use the portal to look up data on land and property, such as the owner’s name, land area, plot number, value of the property, etc.

In West Bengal, all land-related and property information are available on the state’s Banglarbhumi protal, also known as Banglabhumi. The state’s Land and Land Reforms and Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department has set up the portal that provides a host of services, such as land record, record of rights, plot information, plot maps, GRN and mutation, among others. The portal not only helps to cut the time and effort spent by users but also helps the Revenue Department in the state to offer greater transparency. 

Information regarding the name of the owner, area/size of the property, plot number, value of the property and information related to the current owner of the property, is available on the Banglarbhumi website. The website has information regarding 42,159 mouzas (localities) and 4.30 crore khatians (plots).

 

List of services available on Banglarbhumi website

Before proceeding, here is a look at the services available on the Banglarbhumi website that can be reached on https://banglarbhumi.gov.in/BanglarBhumi/Home.action:

  • Land distribution
  • ROR application
  • Online land records/Bhulekh
  • Digitisation of maps and records
  • ISU management
  • Training (ARTI and LMTC)
  • Rent controller
  • Thika tenancy
  • India-Bangladesh border demarcation
  • State land use board

 

What is RoR?

Record of Rights, or RoR, is the main record that shows how rights on land are derived for the land owner and a records of the property’s transactions from time to time.

 

How can I check my land information in West Bengal?

For any property transaction, an agreement should be signed between the buyer and the seller. Once this agreement is registered, it means that the property has a new legal owner. This agreement needs to be registered with the government by paying the requisite fees. Once all the formalities are complete, you will find all information about your property on the Banglarbhumi website.

 

How to use the Banglarbhumi website?

Register for citizen services on Banglarbhumi

To take benefit of the online citizen services on Banglarbhumi, citizens must register themselves on the portal at https://banglarbhumi.gov.in/BanglarBhumi/Home.action

Step 1: If you have already used the Banglarbhumi website previously to avail of any citizen service, you will need to log in with your credentials. If not, proceed to sign up on banglarbhumi(dot)gov(dot)in. The sign up button is at the center of the page, on the top.  Create your profile and sign-in for ‘Citizen Services’ as a ‘Citizen’. 

 

Banglarbhumi citizen services
Banglarbhumi citizen services

 

Step 2: The public registration form will appear now. Fill all the required fields in the form such as name, guardian’s name, address, municipality, PS, district, pin code, email address, OTP received on email ID and phone number, password and captcha details. Submit the form, to register successfully.

 

Banglarbhumi login
How to register on Banglarbhumi

 

How to use the Banglarbhumi portal if you are a departmental user?

Simply follow the steps mentioned below, to use the Banglarbhmi website:

Step 1: Log on to the official website of Banglarbhumi.

Step 2: Opt for ‘Citizen Services’.

Step 3: As you are a departmental user, click on ‘Departmental User’.

Step 4: Now, enter your username and password in the space provided.

Step 5: With the captcha confirmation, you will be able to verify your identity.

Step 6: ‘Login’ to access your departmental user profile.

 

Khatian and plot information on banglarbhumi.gov.in

Plot-related information is available on the website. You will not be required to sign-up, to get this information. On the home page, you will find ‘Know Your Property’ on the right-hand side. Click on it and enter the details to identify the plot. You will be asked for district, block and mouza details. You could also search by khatian number or plot. All these are mandatory fields.

West Bengal's Banglarbhumi portal for land records: All you need to know

 

How to use the ‘Know Your Property’ section

West Bengal's Banglarbhumi portal for land records: All you need to know

 

It is easy to check details about the property on the Banglarbhumi website. When you click on the ‘Know Your Property’ tab, you will be able to check khatian and plot information. All you need to do, is feed in the district, block and mouza details. You can also check details using the ‘Search by Khatian’ and ‘Search by Plot’ option. Simply enter the khatian number or your plot number and the captcha, which is case sensitive. Proceed to view the information.

 

How to check query status on Banglarbhumi website

You can also look up information pertaining to your query when you go to the ‘Query Search’ tab on the homepage. Simply key in the query number and query year. Proceed to see the details by entering the captcha.

West Bengal's Banglarbhumi portal for land records: All you need to know

 

Can I apply for online mutation via Banglarbhumi?

Yes, since March 2019, the website allows automatic mutation. Mutation allows the transfer of property from one person to another and is a legal process. However, you can avail of the online services, only if the property is registered, is transferable, its final publication is complete and the transfer of land is not done on the basis of holding number. After mutation, the new owner is liable to pay the property tax. For automatic property mutations through Banglarbhumi, you do not need to file an application. Note: Applications are mandatory, if you need to make any corrections to the papers or if any objection has been received within 30 days of sale of the land. Approach the Block Land and Land Reforms Office (BL&LRO), to file an application.

 Is the mutation form available online?

Yes, you can find the mutation form online on the website. You will be asked for the details of the applicant, particulars of the transfer and scanned copies of land and tax bills. An application number is generated, which can be used to check the status of your application. Complete the formalities by paying the fees, through debit card or net banking. Offline fee payment is also allowed. You can check the status of such payment through ‘Application- GRN Search’ from the ‘Online Application’ option.

 Does the mutation fee vary?

The mutation fee is different for agricultural, non-agricultural and non-commercial land or commercial and industrial land. It also varies, depending upon the location, rural area, municipal area other than the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) or municipal areas that are within the jurisdiction of the KMDA.

 

How do I go about obtaining a Record of Right (ROR) request?

A Record of Right (ROR) is an important document and it is mandatory for an owner to possess it. Use the ‘Know Your Property’ section on the website and fill in the required details. You will be asked for the ROR document. Enter your plot number and submit. Post this you will be able to see the complete details of your land, if such a record is available.

 

How do I request for certified copies?

This request will come under the ‘Service Delivery Option’. Select whether you want a certified copy of an ROR, plot map or plot information. It will ask you for your details and then redirect you to the payment page. Pay online and complete the process.

 

How do I apply for land conversion through Banglarbhumi?

Agricultural, commercial or industrial land can be converted and can be put to other use, provided you obtain permission to do so. The first step is to submit an application to the Land & Land Reforms and Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department, through the Banglarbhumi website. Keep copies of the registration deed, mutation certificate, receipt of the processing fee, fee acknowledgement number, copy of land and plot information and map of the land getting converted, as well as a map of the adjacent land handy, before proceeding. Also keep recent rent bills and electricity bills ready, because you may need them during the process. Under the ‘Citizen Services’ tab, select the conversion application and proceed. Upload all the enclosures required to convert the land. Make the online payment to complete the application.

 

How to file a grievance on Banglarbhumi?

Follow these steps, to file a grievance on the Banglarbhumi portal.

Step 1: Click on the ‘Public Grievance’ tab.

Public grievance on Banglarbhumi

 

Step 2: Continue with the ‘Grievance Application’ option.

 

Banglarbhumi complaints

 

Step 3: Proceed to fill in the details that are required in the form. This includes your name, address, guardian, gender, Aadhaar number, contact details, district, mouza, block, petition type and details and list of some the mandatory enclosures to support your cause.

 

Banglarbhumi application form

 

Step 4: Verify with captcha verification and click on ‘Submit’, to complete your request for grievance redressal.

 

How to check grievance status on Banglarbhumi?

To check the status of your complaint, proceed with the following steps.

Step 1: Click on the ‘Public Grievance’ tab on the Banglarbhumi portal’s home page.

Step 2: Opt for the ‘Grievance Status/Description’ option.

Step 3: Now fill in the required UPN and verify with captcha.

 

Banglarbhumi complaint status check

 

After filling in the required details, simply click on ‘Show’, to check your grievance application status.

 

How to get Mouza information on  Banglarbhumi?

To get Mouza information click on the Mouza Information tab on the top right-hand side of the Banglarbhumi homepage.

You will see a pop-up box (refer to the image below), on which you have to click on any district for blocks / Mouza information. This information can be accessed in Bengali language.

 

West Bengal’s Banglarbhumi portal for land records: All you need to know

 

How to check RS LR information on Banglarbhumi website?

  • To check the LR-RS information, visit the Banglarbhumi official website.
  • Click on ‘Citizen Services’ and select the RS/LR option on the next page.
  • Choose the district name, block and mouza.
  • Click on one of the two options: RS or LR.
  • Enter the plot number and click on ‘Search’.

 

How do I download Banglarbhumi records using app?

You can use the Jomir Tothya or the Banglarbhumi app for downloading the records. Jomir Tothya is the West Bengal government’s official mobile app for land and land reform-related services. It is available in three languages –  Bangla, English and Devanagari for the ease of citizens. You can download this app from the Playstore.

 

West Bengal’s Banglarbhumi portal for land records_All you need to know

 

With the Jomir Tothya app, you will be able to access the following information:

 

Jomir Tothya app
Jomir Tothya app or Banglarbhumi app

 

  • Khatian: Find out information about the mouza, ownership of khatian, name of the owner, type of owner, father or husband’s name, address, the number of plots mentioned in the khatian, total area mentioned in the khatian, and more.
  • Plot: This includes information like khatian numbers of co-sharers of the plot, land classification, shared areas, tenant type, details about the owner, etc.
  • Hal land and sabek land (LR-RS): Information about convertible land. 
  • Payment details: You can also check the processing fee details for warish, conversion and mutation. 
  • Information about officers in charge: Get relevant information about who is posted in the sub-division and the block. 
  • Updates: Check the status of hearing notice, investigation or mutation with the Jomir Tathya app. 

Also read: What is Jomir Tothya and how to use it?

 

Forms available on Banglarbhumi website

You can download the following forms from the Banglarbhumi website:

  • Form 1(D): Application for post-facto conversion
  • Application for mouza map (available in Bengali and English)
  • Affidavit for conversion (available in English)
  • Application for conversion (available in Bengali and English)
  • Mutation application (available in Bengali and English)
  • Declaration for mutation
  • Lease of tea garden in retained land.

 

What is thika tenancy on Banglarbhumi website?

West Bengal Thika Tenancy (Acquisition and Regulation) Act 2001 is to provide for the acquisition of interests of landlords, with respect to lands comprised in such tenancy, for the development and equitable utilisation of such lands. The establishment in Kolkata covers 100 wards of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

 

Banglarbhumi: Contact Information

You can contact Banglarbhumi at

Director of Land Records and Survey, 35, Survey Building,

Gopal Nagar Road, Kolkata-700027

Toll free No: 18003456600

Email id: dlrswb@gmail.com

 

FAQs

How do I find khatian and plot information on Banglarbhumi website?

On the home page of the Banglarbhumi website, you will find a 'Know Your Property' section on the right-hand side. Enter the details in this section, to identify the plot.

Can I place land conversion request on Banglarbhumi?

Land, such as agricultural, industrial or commercial, can be converted for other use, by obtaining the necessary approvals. To do this, one can submit an application to the Land & Land Reforms and Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department, via the Banglarbhumi website.

What services does Banglarbhumi provide?

The Banglarbhumi website has information pertaining to the name of the property owner, area/size of the property, property value and plot number.

 

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