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What Is Khasra And What Is Khasra Number?

If you are considering purchasing a plot or parcel of property, it is critical to understand what the Khasra number means, the terms associated with it, and how to obtain it.

In this article, we’ll learn more about khasra, its significance, and where to obtain it.

What Is Khasra?

Khasra was the terminology used during the Mughal reign in India. It indicated the arrangement of land records in order to charge land taxes and create money for the government. 

Towns and cities have adapted to the current name and numbering systems of land and land records. So you may have never heard of this phrase before. Rural Indian areas, villages, and the legal authorities that govern them, on the other hand, continue to use the name Khasra, as well as other land-related terminologies such as Khata and Khewat.

Land ploat with khasra indication boundry
Fig. Land ploat with khasra indication boundry

What Is Khasra Number?

A Khasra number is derived from a Persian name for a survey number or plot number that is assigned to all lands in Indian communities. 

To put it another way, what is called a ‘plot number,’ a ‘house number,’ or survey number’ in a town, city, or metropolitan area is referred to as a ‘khasra number’ in villages, towns, or other rural Indian communities. The revenue department authorities are responsible for assigning khasra numbers to all lands in India.

You may obtain the following information with a ‘khasra number’ such as

  1. The land ownership data up to fifty years back
  2. The size of the plot 
  3. The type of crop grown

What Is Khasra Number’s Importance?

Now that we know what is khasra, we must understand the significance of the khasra number.

A khasra number is an essential parameter to establish rights to a property. It is one of the most crucial components of the Sharja document. The Sharja comprises a full map of the village’s territory. This document is prepared and maintained by the Lekhpal and the Patwari respectively. 

  • The Lekhpal is responsible for preparing the document.
  • The Patwari is appointed to maintain and update the record on a regular basis.

Note: The plot number and the khasra number are not usually the same. If a plot or piece of land is sold, gifted, split, or post-mutated, the khasra number changes correspondingly.

For instance, suppose the khasra number allotted to a plot of land is 64. It is later separated into two pieces, and the newly allocated khasra numbers will be 64/1 and 64/2.

What Is Khasra Number Vs Khata Number (Khewat Number) Vs Khatauni Number?

Among the most well-known and commonly used land-related terminologies in rural and suburban India include khasra, khata, and khewat. It is critical to distinguish one from the other. While Khata and Khewat are essentially different names for the same item, there is a distinction between Khasra, Khata, and Khatauni numbers.

Khasra Number

The number allocated to a plot of land in rural regions. 

In urban regions, a Khasra Number is similar to a survey number or plot number.

Khata Number (Khewat Number)

The number is granted to landowners who share ownership of a plot of land.

The Khata Number identifies the collective landholdings and details about its owner. The khata number fluctuates when there is a change in land ownership.

Khatauni Number

A number is issued to a group of cultivators who cultivate crops on distinct khasra numbers of land parcels. 

It provides detailed information on the growers as well as the area in which they crop. If the property is cultivated by the owner, it is recorded in the land records as self-cultivated land.

To summarize, the khasra number contains information regarding a plot of land, khata number includes the information about the owner of the land and the collective details of landholdings. And on the other hand, the khatauni number includes information about the landholdings of the family.

The Bottom Line

Well, that was all about khasra number. But you might still have one question in mind- where can you find the khata number, khatauni number, and khasra number?

Almost all states of India have digital land records. So the figures may be seen on the state’s official website of the revenue department. 

But what if the information is not available online by your state government?

In that case, the khata number, khatauni number, and khasra number may only be obtained via the tehsildar’s office.

Indian StateState’s Official Revenue Department
Andhra PradeshMeebhoomi
AssamDharitree
BiharBiharbhumi
ChhattisgarhBhuiyan
DelhiBhulekh
GoaBhulekh
GujaratE-Dhara
HaryanaJamabandi
Himachal PradeshBhulekh
JharkhandJharbhoomi
KarnatakaSurvey, Settlement & Land Records
ManipurLoucha Pathap
Madhya PradeshBhulekh
MaharashtraMahabhumi
OdishaBhulekh
PunjabJamabandi
TelenganaKnow your land status/ Dharani
RajasthanApna Katha/E-Dharti
Uttar PradeshBhulekh
UttarakhandBhulekh
West BengalBanglarbhumi

Whether you’re looking to invest in property or start a fresh project, it’s always a good idea to investigate the prior landholders and learn about their history.

FAQs

  1. What is the difference between Khasra and Khatauni?

A Khasra number is derived from a Persian name for a survey number or plot number that is assigned to all lands in Indian communities. To put it another way, what is called a ‘plot number,’ a ‘house number,’ or survey number’ in a town, city, or metropolitan area is referred to as a ‘khasra number’ in villages, towns, or other rural Indian communities. 

A khatauni number is issued to a group of cultivators who cultivate crops on distinct khasra numbers of land parcels. It provides detailed information on the growers as well as the area in which they crop. If the property is cultivated by the owner, it is recorded in the land records as self-cultivated land.

  • How can I know my Khasra number?

Almost all states of India have digital land records. So the figures may be seen on the state’s official revenue department website. 

  • What is the Khata number?

The khata number is granted to landowners who share ownership of a plot of land.

The Khata Number identifies the collective landholdings and details about its owner. The khata number fluctuates when there is a change in land ownership.

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