Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government has chosen to introduce the cutting edge blockchain technology for guaranteeing data security of land and revenue records in the state.
Anup Chandra Pandey, Chief Secretary UP, has directed the senior authorities to build a robust blockchain infrastructure within the following half year for the security and credibility of revenue and land records.
The blockchain is a decentralized digital ledger to store progressive transactions in a sequential order, which makes it virtually impossible to hack or control the data for ulterior designs.
The draft blockchain notification would be introduced before the state Information Technology (IT) department within a week so the procedure of execution is sped up.
Around 67 percent of Uttar Pradesh’s 220 million population live in the rural area and rely on the agricultural and pastoral land for the livelihood, a safe and secure land record management has dependably been a critical aspect for the state government. Owing to the bulk of data, the manual procedures are defenseless against control, fraud, and rupture, which the government wishes to preempt with the assistance of blockchain architecture.
In fact, the Yogi Adityanath government plans to actualize the blockchain technology in other departments too after its fruitful execution in the revenue department. While other state governments are still in their pilot project mode, the UP government has chosen to completely embrace the still-evolving technology for its revenue department.
In the interim, the state has asked its knowledge partner Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) to give suggestions for making the government’s startup strategy more focused and productive, with the goal that the same could be incorporated therein.
As reported by Business Standard, Additional Secretary and Mission Director, R Ramanan, recently said blockchain had the capability of changing industry operating models in different sectors such as healthcare, banking and payment systems, insurance, trading, media distribution, identity verification, land records and supply chain management.[The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and/or the official policy of the website. ]