Welcome to the live streaming session of the Conference on Blockchain for Property Governance 2017
Date: August 9, 2017 (Wednesday)
Venue: Vivanta by Taj Ambassador
Lack of secure property rights is an endemic source of insecurity and injustice the world over. In India, 66% of cases in the lower judiciary and almost 10% of murders committed are land and property related. The government’s Digital Land Records Modernization Program (DILRMP) is a bold attempt to harness technology to solve some of the related problems in land rights. But given the role of money, muscle and power in property transactions, digitization per se is unlikely to rule out corruption, cronyism or inefficiency.
Internationally now, the most robust technological solution for digitised records is blockchain/ distributed ledgers. Since records on block chain are now synonymous with trust and transparency, it is fast becoming the first choice platform for smart contract and transactions. Honduras, Sweden and Georgia, whose land registers are ranked among top 3 in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, are pioneering the application of blockchain for their land registries.
Against this background, India Institute organised the Blockchain for Property Governance Conference in partnership with Action Research in Community Health and Development (ARCH), Gujarat, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNSt), New Delhi, and India Property Rights Alliance.
1. Building Trust, Transparency and Security through Technology
2. Technology for a world without Hunger
3. Blockchain Solutions for Property Governance
4. Creating eco-Systems for tech driven public services
Session 1: Securing Property Rights through Blockchain– Global Case Studies
Session 1: Securing Property Rights through Blockchain– Global Case Studies (….contd)
Session 2: Opportunities & Challenges for Distributed Land Registries in India
Session 3: Public Policy for Blockchain and Data Protection
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