Decoding the Unique Codes for Revenue Plots in Uttar Pradesh


In 2018-19, the Government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) became the first state in India to assign a unique property code to every rural land parcel to ensure its exclusivity. The Unique Property Identification Code (UPIC) is a 16-digit code combining census village code, khasra/ gata number, division of khasra, and land type. It has been used as a common identification number to integrate various other land-allied applications such as Bhu-Lekh, Bhu-Naksha, RCCMS, PRERNA, and Anti-Bhu-Mafia in the state.

This policy brief is a part of the study on land records modernisation aspects in UP conducted by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS). The study found that some aspects of the UPIC needed improvement. This policy brief also compares UPIC with the Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN), launched by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, in some other states.