[pib] PM launches distribution of e-property cards under SWAMITVA scheme


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : About SWAMITVA Scheme

Mains level : Paper 3- SWAMITVA Scheme

e-Property cards under SWAMITVA scheme

  • The Prime Minister launched the distribution of e-property cards under the SWAMITVA scheme on National Panchayati Raj Day (24 April).
  • 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.
  • Under the scheme, the entire village properties are surveyed by drone and property card are distributed to the owners.
  • The Scheme has infused a new confidence in the villages  as property documents remove uncertainty and reduce the chances of property disputes while protecting the poor from exploitation and corruption.
  • This eases credit possibility also.

About SWAMITVA Scheme

  • SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) was launched by Prime Minister on 24th April 2020.
  • It is a Central Sector Scheme to promote a socio-economically empowered and self-reliant rural India.
  • The Scheme has the potential to transform rural India using modern technical tools of mapping and surveying.
  • It paves the way for using the property as a financial asset by villagers for availing loans and other financial benefits.
  • The Scheme will cover around 6.62 Lakh villages of the entire country during 2021-2025.
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