Today, Union Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Shri Giriraj Singh inaugurated the National Meet on SVAMITVA Scheme: A Stepping-Stone Towards Upliftment of Rural Economy.
Representatives of various Ministries / Departments and Officers of Geo-spatial Data Centers (GDC), Survey of India actively involved in implementation of SVAMITVA Scheme and State/UT Departments of Panchayati Raj, Revenue, Survey, Settlement, Land Records and other concerned Departments as well as representatives of the Indian Banks' Association were also present in the day-long national conference.
Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Kapil Moreshwar Patil, Minister of State for Rural Development Faggan Singh Kulaste, and Sushri Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti were also present also in the event.
SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) Scheme was launched by the Prime Minister on National Panchayati Raj Day, 24th April 2020 with a resolve to enable economic progress of Rural India by providing “Record of Rights” to every rural household owner.
Aiming to demarcate inhabited (Abadi) land in rural areas through the latest surveying drone-technology, SVAMITVA Scheme is a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Revenue Departments, State Panchayati Raj Departments and Survey of India.
The scheme covers multifarious aspects viz. facilitating monetisation of properties and enabling bank loan; reducing property related disputes; comprehensive village level planning, would be the stepping-stone towards achieving Gram Swaraj in true sense and making rural India Atmanirbhar (self-reliant).
In April, this year also Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the distribution of e-property cards under the SWAMITVA scheme on National Panchayati Raj Day through video conferencing.
4.09 lakh property owners were given their e-property cards on this occasion, which also marked the rolling out of the SVAMITVA scheme for implementation across the country.
The pilot phase of the Scheme was implemented during 2020–2021 in the States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and select villages of Punjab and Rajasthan.
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