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Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) scheme

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Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) scheme:


Context:

The Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) scheme has been launched in 10 States this year and will be rolled out across the country by March 2022.

  • This plan has been laid out in a parliamentary standing committee report submitted to the Lok Sabha, as part of the Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme (DILRMP) which began in 2008 and has been expanded several times.

 

About the Scheme:

  • Under the scheme, a 14-digit identification number will be issued to every plot of land in the country.
  • It is being described as “the Aadhaar for land” — a number that would uniquely identify every surveyed parcel of land and prevent land fraud, especially in rural India, where land records are outdated and disputed.
  • The identification will be based on the longitude and latitude of the land parcel, and is dependent on detailed surveys and geo-referenced cadastral maps.

Benefits:

The benefits of ULPIN are multitudinous. The single source of information can authenticate the ownership and in turn it can end the dubious ownership. It will help identify the government lands easily and protect land from shabby land transaction.

InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. About ULPIN.
  2. Key features.
  3. About DILRMP.

Mains Link:

Write a note on the Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme (DILRMP).

Sources: the Hindu.