Kashmir Indepth

J&K set to implement ULPIN where people can get ownership details of land

Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Srinagar Nov 09 (KINS): Administration is all set to implement the Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) where people can get information about ownership details of land in Jammu and Kashmir.
An official told news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) that the move is aimed at making land acquisition easier for public projects besides ending dubious land ownership.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir office has written a letter to Director Land Records Kashmir, a copy of which lies with news agency KINS, asking suggestions and inputs for implementation of ULPIN in J&K.
“The ULPIN shall provide flow of hibernation on any parcel of land or property to provide integrated land services to the citizens as well as stakeholders,” it reads.
The official said that ULPIN will have ownership details of the plot besides its size and longitudinal and latitudinal details.
“The unique number ULPIN would subsequently be linked to the Aadhaar and revenue court system,” the official said.
Sources said the department of land resources, under the ministry of rural development, had roll-out the pilot project in various states in September last year and following the successful completion of the pilot projects.
Sources said this would facilitate real estate transactions, help resolve property taxation issues and improve disaster planning and response efforts.
“Henceforth, all issues related to collection of taxes and ownership of the plot can be traced using one single number,” they said.
Land disputes, validity of titles and records and rightful ownership account for two-thirds of the cases pending in the country’s courts and it takes over 20 years on average to resolve them, impacting sectors and projects, shows some estimates.
Besides, land is often used as collateral for loans taken by farmers and unclear land deals inhibit their capacity to do so. Once implemented, the ULPIN will help genuine farmers to avail loans against their land.
The government has been implementing the Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme for several years now that aims at digitisation of the land records and property registration process. (KINS)

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