New Delhi, March 7 -- Nearly three-fourths of Indian households' wealth is invested in the real estate sector, yet accessing information related to land records is difficult as only a few states maintain digitized records. When you are buying a property-be it a house from the primary (from the developer) or secondary markets (properties on resale) or a plot of land-it is always advisable to cross-check and verify the documentation. However, in most states and Union territories (UTs), it is difficult to do so, in the absence of proper digitized records, especially related to disputes.

A new land record index, NCAER Land Record and Services Index (N-LRSI), will help you figure out how efficient the state in which you are buying a property is...