Authorities all over the world are trying to decipher the usage of blockchain technology. In this quest, Northern Indian state Uttar Pradesh (UP) can actually become the 1st state in order to use blockchain to completely secure the data. It is already using it for the Revenue Department. In the next 6 months, it plans to use it for not just the revenue department but also for the other departments as well. Primarily, it is being used by the Revenue Department to store the land-related data and also to ensure that the data can be updated in real time as well. With the help of this next-generation technology, it will become much easier for the UP government to get the reports in real time as well. Once the records are updated in real time, automatically it will become easier for the UP government to go ahead and make the revenue department much more efficient.
A sizable portion of India lives in Uttar Pradesh:
One of the main reasons why UP is adopting such measures is because a significant portion of the Indian populations lives in the state. Moreover, 67% of the population lives in the rural areas. As a result, keeping the land documents becomes a very difficult task. Moreover, the manual process is very cumbersome as well. Also, it is susceptible to manipulation. This is one of the main reasons why the government wants to make it foolproof. With the help of blockchain-based technology, corruption can be greatly reduced as well. Some of the other states are also moving towards the use of blockchain. These states include Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh.
Thus, UP is not the 1stgovernment to use the blockchain technology. However, if it goes for the implementation of blockchain technology on a large scale, it will be the 1ststate government to completely digitize the records using the blockchain technology. This is one of the main reasons why it holds such a lot of promise.
In southern India, Amaravati City is being built with the help of blockchain technology. Here it is being used for the land acquired by the government as well as the other work for the city.
Also, it remains to be seen if it is able to digitize the other departments as well using the blockchain technology. If indeed, it is able to do so, it will become easier for you to maintain the records as well as make the departments much more efficient as well. This is one of the main reasons why this move by the Uttar Pradesh government will be keenly watched. If at all, digitization takes place with the help of blockchain technology, it will be just the 1stmove in the strings of different technology-related developments in the State governments in India.