I recently read an article, Whose land is it anyway?
A stumbling block that the article delved into is that the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Cartostat-1 satellite is capable of mapping 2.5 metres by 2.5 metres from space, but this is painfully short of what is needed to be able to clearly demarcate a land plot owned by a rural farmer. Even 1 metre by 1 metre would probably be unhelpful, but it’s definitely worth it.
The problem is there is no local technology advanced enough to do this mapping. The GoI may have to purchase from U.S. companies like Maxar Technologies. They charge $24 per square metre (?), while ISRO charges $0.4 per square metre. It can’t be afforded. Definitely not enough to cover every part of the country.
I’ve got a solution. Ignore the problem. The issue really stems from most Indian farmers having tiny land plots and, thus, it really needs a hi-fi satellite to accurately image and mark the land coordinates. Most industrial land plots are going to be huge. Just land-pool the boundary land plots and their owners and pay them a premium plus the market value equally. Done. Problem Solved.