Government Distributes 1.25 Crore Property Cards under SVAMITVA Scheme

  • 02 Jan 2024

Recently, the government announced that it has distributed 1.25 crore property cards under the SVAMITVA Scheme.

Key Points

  • Land Ownership Distribution: Prime Minister personally handed 35 lakh property cards on National Panchayati Raj Day.
  • Drone Coverage and Recognition: Drone operations covered 2.89 lakh villages under the SVAMITVA Scheme, as reported by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
  • Recognition and Awards: 42 panchayats were honoured for their outstanding performance.
  • Training Initiative: Over 18 lakh participants received training under the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) this year.
  • Citizen Charter Uploads: 21,5,628 Gram Panchayats uploaded their Citizen Charters after approval, marking a significant accomplishment for the year.

SVAMITVA Scheme Overview: SVAMITVA stands for Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas.

  • Collaboration across each state involves the Revenue Department/Land Records Department, State Panchayati Raj Department, and the Nodal Ministry.
  • Objectives: The primary aim is to provide an integrated property validation solution specifically designed for rural India.
  • Issuance of SVAMITVA Property Cards: Government authorities distribute SVAMITVA Property cards to landowners as part of the scheme.
  • Demarcation Technology: Advanced technologies like Drone Surveying and Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) will be employed for demarcating rural areas.
  • Empowering Property Owners: The initiative enables property owners to have legal documentation (SVAMITVA Property cards) for their houses in inhabited areas.
  • Phased Mapping Process: Mapping of areas using drone technology will be carried out gradually in all villages.