The Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives, and Poverty Alleviation is all set to mark the centenary of the first registration of land records in the country for three days from today with various programmes.

A special programme will be organised at Rastriya Sabha Griha (City Hall) tomorrow. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will also be present at the event.

All the land reform and land revenue offices under the Land Management and Archives Department and the Land Survey Department will provide information regarding the latest reforms being carried out so far in the land administration sector.

Minister of Land management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Shashi Shrestha said at a press conference here today that land-related services were being provided from 126 offices across the country. She said efforts were on to make these services convenient, simplified and transparent.

The land management minister said necessary plan and programmes had been formulated for implementation of the Land Use Policy Act in a bid to check the fragmentation and plotting of cultivable land and to make land management works more effective.

She said 106 landless families from the Dalit community at the Mushahar settlement in Dudhauli of Sindhuli district had been provided with land plots.

The ministry is also planning to set up additional land management offices in Rukum, Banke, Mahottari, and Dadeldhura.

The first land deed registration was passed on 13 April 1922 in the country, the ministry said.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 14, 2022, of The Himalayan Times