The Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) pilot project was launched in Odisha yesterday, by the state and central government.
The 14 digit number has ownership details of the plot besides its size and longitudinal and latitudinal attributes up to Tahsil level and beyond.
ULPIN has been rolled out in three villages – Barkhandia and Kandeijori of Deogarh Tahasil and Barakhol of Riamal Tahasil, all in Deogarh district, on a pilot basis.
A revolutionary change, ULPIN would be a single and authoritative source of truth and information for any parcel of land or property which can be used by any organization consuming land-related information.
The single source of truth can authenticate the ownership and which in turn can end the dubious ownership of land.
Through this, Government Lands can be easily identified and protection of Government land from shabby land transactions will be seamless. Standardization at data and application-level will bring effective integration of various stakeholders and inter-operability across Governments.
Data analytics will be easier and this is in compliance to international standards like Standard Electronic Commerce Code Management Association.
ULPIN will provide an open, transparent and efficient process for the development and maintenance of land records.
All issues related to the collection of taxes and ownership of the plot can be traced using one single number.
Land is often used as collateral for loans taken by farmers and unclear land deals inhibit their capacity to do so. ULPIN can be implemented in both cases, with and without Geo-referencing though primarily, it works with Geo-referencing.