Bhulekh Mahabhumi is a digital initiative by the Government of Maharashtra to offer its citizens the ease of accessing online the land records and miscellaneous information on land holdings in the state of Maharashtra. Information such as Malmatta Patrak (property cards), and Satbara Utara (7/12 Extract) and 8A extract can be accessed by citizens on the Maharashtra Land Records portal – Bhulekh Mahabhumi.
Every district in Maharashtra maintains a register containing information about lands in the district. The 7/12 is an extract from such a register that contains the full details of a particular plot. It is issued by the Tehsildar’s office on behalf of Revenue Department and comprises of details regarding:
The numeric 7/12 denotes an amalgamation of two village form numbers – Form VII and Form XII. While Form VII contains details of land ownership and rights, Form XII contains information related to agricultural features of the land.
The digitisation of Maharashtra Land Records made it easy for the citizens to access the 7/12 Extract by navigating a few quick steps on the Mahabhumi Portal:
The 7/12 record now appears on your screen.
An 8A Record represents a record of land ownership in Maharashtra with details such as district, taluka, village, land area, and account number included in it. Along with the 7/12 extract, the 8A is mandatory to establish the ownership of a piece of land.
One can procure the 8A extract for a given piece of land from the Bhulekh Mahabhumi portal through the process given below;
A Malmatta Patrak or a property card is an ownership title document of property in urban areas, as issued by the local authorities in Maharashtra. A property card includes information such as landowner name, area of the land, survey number, plot number, district, taluka, village, liabilities, and litigations, etc. It is useful in verifying the ancestral ownership details of the land and preventing its illegal encroachment. It is a necessary document for forging and finalising any sale/purchase agreement between interested parties.
Property owners in Maharashtra can now easily download the 7/12 extract, 8A extract, and property cards without having to physically visit the local administration’s office. Realtors and investors too can now access these documents on the Mahabhumi portal to verify the land details before deciding to purchase or invest in it. So, if you are looking to buy a flat or a plot in Maharashtra, you could stay assured with unfettered access to 7/12, 8A extracts, and property cards that can help establish the legality of the property.