Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) scheme
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Economy
- The Central government plans to issue a 14-digit identification number to every plot of land in India within a year.
- It will subsequently integrate its land records database with revenue court records and bank records, and Aadhaar numbers on a voluntary basis.
- The Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) scheme has been launched in 10 States in 2021
- It will be rolled out across India by March 2022
- 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
- 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.
- This is the next step in the Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme (DILRMP), which began in 2008 and has been extended several times as its scope grew.