Joining the league of other progressive states, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to introduce cutting edge blockchain technology to ensure data security of land and revenue records in the state within the next 6 months.
Only a few states such as Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka have undertaken the blockchain project on a pilot basis -primarily for securing their respective and voluminous revenue records, which are most vulnerable to manipulation and tampering.
With close to 67 per cent of Uttar Pradesh’s 220 million population living in rural areas and dependent upon agricultural and pastoral land for the livelihood, a secure and robust land record management has always been a critical aspect for the state government.
There’s also a bulk of data to work through, which makes manual processes vulnerable to manipulation, forgery and breach, which is what the government hopes to preempt with the help of blockchain architecture.
The government intends to implement the blockchain technology in other departments as well after its successful execution in the revenue department.(Story Courtesy: Business Standard)