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‘Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas’ (SVAMITVA) scheme

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‘Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas’ (SVAMITVA) scheme:

Why in News?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the physical distribution of property cards under the scheme.

  • This launch will enable nearly one lakh property holders to download their property cards through SMS on their mobile phones and pave the way for villagers to use property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits.

About SVAMITVA scheme:

  • Launched by PM Modi in April this year with the aim to update rural land records, providing record of rights to village households and issue property cards.
  • It is a central scheme of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development.
  • The scheme focuses on mapping rural-inhabited lands using drones as land records are inaccurate or do not exist for vast areas across India.

Property cards:

Property card for every property in the village will be prepared by states using accurate measurements delivered by drone-mapping. These cards will be given to property owners and will be recognised by the land revenue records department.


Prelims Link:

  1. When and why is Panchayati Raj Diwas is celebrated?
  2. As per the scheme, who issues property cards?
  3. Various benefits under the scheme.
  4. Nodal Ministry to implement the scheme.

Mains Link:

Discuss the significance of the scheme.

Sources: PIB.