Policy Briefs & Reports

Land Rights and The Digital Revolution in India: Potential and Pitfalls

Trisha Pande, Vrinda Bhardwaj

Centre for Policy Research

January 14, 2022

This policy brief explores the intersection of land rights and technology by analysing four government schemes, namely, Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP), Survey of Villages Abadi & Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA), AgriStack, and JAGA Mission (Odisha). The authors discuss the potential for better provision of land rights and socioeconomic rights to beneficiaries through these schemes, while highlighting the pitfalls associated with technological interventions in land administration and related digital public goods, within the constitutional democratic framework of India.