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The SVAMVITA scheme is the resulting product when policy making for local bodies meets modern technology and economic prudence. Elaborate.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

3. The SVAMVITA scheme is the resulting product when policy making for local bodies meets modern technology and economic prudence. Elaborate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Live Mint

Why the question: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will distribute e-property cards to 1,71,000 beneficiaries under the SVAMITVA scheme

Key Demand of the question: 

To mention the key features of SVAMVITA scheme and the intent behind introduction of the scheme.

Directive word: 

Elaborate Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Write in brief about the aims and objectives of SVAMVITA scheme.

Body:

Firstly, Mention about the general issues of property disputes in rural areas

Next, explain the features of SVAMITVA scheme. Stress on use of technology such as drone mapping and GPS in order to create accurate land records.

Next, mention how the scheme would enable the rural population to use their property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits.

Conclusion:

Conclude by mentioning that the scheme would provide a positive impetus in the local governance to resolve land disputes and also provide economic spurt by promoting financial lending.