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Government allots Rs.200 crores for SVAMITVA Scheme

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    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    9th Feb, 2021

Context

A provision of Rs.200 crores has been made for a new scheme-SVAMITVA to provide the ‘record of rights’ to village household owners

About the scheme

  • Itis a Central Sector scheme launched in 2020.
  • Aim: The scheme aims to provide an integrated property validation solution for rural India.
  • The demarcation of rural areas would be done using Drone Surveying technology.
  • Implementing agency: The Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) is the Nodal Ministry for implementation of the scheme.
  • Nodal agency in states: In the States, the Revenue Department / Land Records Department will be the Nodal Department. It shall carry out the scheme with support of State Panchayati Raj Department.
  • Technology partner:Survey of India shall work as the technology partner for implementation.

Objectives

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 infrastructureand 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