Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) Scheme – USPC Prelims

Unique Land Parcel Identification Number(ULPIN) Scheme:
  • The Unique Land Parcel Identification Number(ULPIN) scheme was launched in 10 States in 2021. It will roll out across the country by March 2022.
  • Key Features of the Scheme:
    • Under the scheme, authorities issue a 14-digit identification number based on Geo-coordinates to every plot of land in the country.
    • Also known as “the Aadhaar for land”, It is a unique number to identify every surveyed parcel of land. It will prevent land fraud, especially in rural India where proper land records are not available.
    • The longitude and latitude of a land parcel will be the basis for its identification. It will depend on detailed surveys and geo-referenced cadastral maps.
    • The land records database will gradually integrate with the records of revenue courts and bank on a voluntary basis.
    • Significance: The scheme might also be the next step in the Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme(DILRMP). It began in 2008.
  • Benefits of the Scheme:
    • The single source of information can authenticate the ownership and in turn, it can end the dubious ownership.
    • The scheme will also help to identify the government lands easily and protect the land from dubious land transactions.