Svamitva Yojana for Mapping Rural Properties

Svamitva Yojana for Mapping Rural Properties

On the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day 2020 (24th April) , PM Modi launched eGram Swaraj Portal and Svamitva Yojana. The Svamitva scheme provides for an integrated property validation solution for rural India. It will help in the demarcation of inhabited land in rural areas, by the use of latest surveying methods like – Drone’s technology.

Brief Overview of Svamitva Yojana

Svamitva Scheme will be a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Panchayati Raj Department, State Revenue Departments and Survey of India.

The outcome from the scheme would include updating the ‘record-of-rights’ in the revenue/property registers and issuance of property cards to the property owners.

The scheme is proposed as a Central Sector scheme titled “SVAMITVA – Survey of villages and mapping with improvised technology in village areas”, with a projected outlay of Rs 79.65 crores for the pilot phase (FY 2020 -21).

Survey of Villages And Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas

Svamitva Yojana

Key features of the ‘Svamitva Yojana’:

  • The Scheme would provide the ‘record of rights’ to village household owners possessing houses in inhabited rural areas in villages which, in turn, would enable them to use their property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits from Banks. 
  • This would also enable updation of property and asset register to strengthen tax collection and demand assessment process of Gram Panchayats.
  • Consequently, apart from demarcation of individual rural property, other Gram Panchayat and community assets like village roads, ponds, canals, open spaces, school, Anganwadi, Health sub-centres, etc. would also be surveyed and GIS maps would be created.
  • Thus, the legal record of property holders and issuance of ‘Property Cards’ to household owners based thereon would facilitate monetization of rural residential assets for the purchase of credit and other financial services.

Objectives of the Svamitva Scheme

The scheme seeks to achieve the following objectives: –

  • To bring financial stability to the citizens in rural India by enabling them to use their property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits.
  • Creation of accurate land records for rural planning.
  • Determination of property tax, which would accrue to the GPs directly in States where it is devolved or else, add to the State exchequer.
  • Creation of survey infrastructure and GIS maps that can be leveraged by any department for their use.
  • To support in preparation of better-quality Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) by making use of GIS maps.
  • To reduce property related disputes and legal cases.

Coverage of the Svamitva Scheme:

There are about 6.62 lakh villages in the country which will be eventually covered in this scheme. The entire work is likely to be spread over a period of four years (2020-2024).

Presently, the pilot phase is being approved for the year 2020-21. The scheme is launched in pilot mode in 6 states (Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand) covering approx. 1 lakh villages.

Benefits of the Svamitva Yojana:

  • The scheme will ensure streamlined planning, revenue collection and provide clarity over property rights in rural areas.
  • This would facilitate monetization of rural residential assets for credit and other financial services.
  • Disputes related to property would also be settled through the title deeds allotted through this scheme.
  • The GIS maps and spatial database would also help in preparation of accurate work estimates for various works undertaken by Gram Panchayats and other Departments of State Government.

Survey of Villages And Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas

Svamitva Yojana
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