The Department of Land & Land Reforms, Government of West
Bengal through the Directorate of Land Records & Surveys
maintains and updates mauza maps (Cadastral Maps) and
Records of Rights for over 42,000 mauzas in the State.
Due to operationalisation of all blocks in the state,
Certified Copies of Records in pre-printed stationary are
being serviced quickly from BL&LRO offices. In many
places, a person gets his copy on the same date. Pending
of petitions for a long time is a matter of past.
People are now free from delay and harassment.
Raiyat & Khatian
A person owning parcel(s) of land in a mauza is a Raiyat and
details of his or her ownership, use(s) of land, revenue payable,
etc. constitute his or her record of right or KHATIAN.
The number of Raiyats in the State is over 40 million and so is
the number of Record of Rights. These maps and records are Public Documents.
Maps and records are required to update due to change of
ownership or use of land. This is done by drawing Mutation
& Conversion proceedings under appropriate provisions of law.
These proceedings also constitute Public Documents.
Certified copies of and Information regarding these documents
can be obtained after paying requisite charges.