SWAMITVA Scheme to be implemented across the country
On 24 April 2021, on the occasion of Rashtriya Panchayati Raj Day, the Hon’ble Prime Minister will launch the extension of the Swamitva Scheme in all the villages of the country.
It may be noted that the ‘Swamitva Scheme ‘ was started by the Prime Minister on the occasion of Panchayati Raj Day on 24 April 2020.The scheme was first implemented in 9 states of the country – Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.
More than 3 lakh families in 2,481 villages have been given their property rights cards in the country so far.
About 40,514 villages have been surveyed by drones for an accurate survey of property in the country so far.
- The full name of SVAMITVA is “Survey of Villages Abadi and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas”.
- The objective of this scheme is to give property rights to the homeowner in rural areas, under which a property card will also be distributed.
- In this scheme, the people of the villages of the country will be given the ownership of their residential land, under which the help of drone survey will be taken to measure the land in the villages.
- States have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Survey of India for drone-mapping of rural areas and the implementation of ‘SVAMITVA’ Scheme. Punjab and Rajasthan have signed another MoU for the establishment of the CORS (Continuously Operating Reference Stations) network to assist in future drone-flying activities.
- The scheme will be implemented throughout the country during 4 years (2020-2024), covering about 6.62 lakh villages of the country.
- The scheme has taken a strong step towards building Aatmnirbahr Bharat. This scheme will play a historical role in changing the condition and direction of the villages of our country.
- The scheme will have a transformative impact on rural India, and will empower millions of people. With this, villagers will be able to use their land assets as financial assets.
- After getting the ownership of the land from this scheme, this land can be used for other economic benefits including application of loan etc.
- This scheme will help in reducing the legal dispute of the land of the villages, because there is a record of the cultivated land in the village in Khasra-Khatauni, but there was no record of the basis of ownership of the residential land in the villages.
- Now, through the SVAMITVA scheme, the fixed ownership of each residential property can be ensured.
Source – PIB