UP Government to Build Blockchain Architecture for Securing Land and Revenue Records
Joining the league of other states, the government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to build a cutting-edge blockchain architecture that will be used in ensuring data security of lands and revenue records in the state.
The UP Chief Secretary, Anup Chandra Pandey has directed authorities to build the
blockchain infrastructure within next six months for the safety and credibility of land and revenue records. The draft blockchain notification will be prepared within a week and will be presented before the state IT department to expedite the process of implementation.
The chief secretary observed that the blockchain based system will not only ensure safety and credibility of land and revenue records, but it will also facilitate online mutation, registration, and verification of such records apart from forgery and data manipulation.
The system will benefit the large part of the rural population which is almost 67 per cent of the 220 million population in the state and depend on agriculture and pastoral land for livelihood. For the state government, secure and robust record management system has been the most critical aspect for the development of rural areas. Owing to the bulk of data, manual processes are most vulnerable to forgery, data manipulation and breach which the government want to stop.
In fact, the state government want to implement blockchain technology in other departments as well after its successful implementation in the revenue department. While other states are still in pilot project mode for the technology, UP government has decided to fully adopt the technology for its revenue department.
Other states which have undertaken the blockchain project are Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharastra, Gujarat and Karnataka primarily to secure its revenue department which is most vulnerable to fraud.