Transactions in land and property in urban India are fraught with uncertainty and risk, with no guarantee that these transactions are legitimate, unencumbered and accurately reflect boundaries on the ground. The documents that are used as proof can individually or collectively be challenged in a court of law and are not indisputable proof of ownership. There is no system of indisputable tile to land and property in India that provides security of tenure to owners.
Implementation of guarantee to land title is one of the important reforms to bring India into the mainstream of modern liberal economic policy thinking. However, security of title is one of the most complex reforms to implement, partly because it relates to land, but substantially because it cuts across a wide spectrum of institutional and policy issues. Project PLATINUM (Partnership for Land Title Implementation in Urban Management) was undertaken in 2010 by Jana USP at the behest of and through a formal Memorandum of Understanding with the MoUD. The policy document outlines the comprehensive legal, institutional and dispute resolution framework with respects to property title.