DIRECTORATE OF LAND RECORDS & SURVEYS, West Bengal
has a sustained effort to strengthen the Revenue Administration and to implement Land Reforms in West
Bengal. The year 1884 gave birth to a Directorate of Land Records & Agriculture.
The objective was to trace the history of agriculture and statistical enquiry of
the Province of Bengal from the time of the Permanent Settlement. Since then the
Directorate has undergone many transformations. To delineate such an eventful
transformation might be a novel subject for a competent historian, but our job is to cover the purposes for which this
Directorate was created under Mr. M. Finucane, ICS, as its first Director. In the year 1905,
agriculture was disassociated from this Directorate thus giving rise to a unique and
consolidated status of the Directorate of Land Records & Surveys.
This Directorate has been entrusted with preparation of land records and
village (mouza) maps, cadastral survey, vesting and settlement of ceiling
surplus land, management of minor minerals, management of properties with
sairati interests, compensation against vested lands and various other
works related to Land Reforms Administration in West Bengal.
Address of DLRS, West Bengal:
35 Gopal Nagar Road, Alipore
West Bengal, Kolkata – 700 035
Ph No:(033) 2479 5726/5727/7355/5991
Fax No:(033) 2479 8804
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