The Prime Minister of India on 11th October 2020 has launched the scheme of physical distribution of the property cards in accordance with the “Survey of Village and Mapping with improvised technology in Village Areas” (SVAMITVA) scheme through video conferencing. This will facilitate the people living in rural areas who can now take loans from their banks on their property in the village under PM Swamitva Scheme. Prime Minister Modi has also launched the E-Gram portal with it on the National Panchayati Raj Day along with this scheme.
Initially, this scheme is launched in the trail mode for 6 states i.e. Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. This scheme further provides help in mapping plots on the village land through the help of drones; this will ultimately lead to resolving of land disputes.
The process to apply online for the Swamitva Scheme
These are the following steps to be registered under the scheme:
Step 1 – > The first step is to visit the Swamitva yojana portal online.
Step 2 – > Inthesecondstep, after making the login, the applicantwill find the link to the new registration.
Step3–> After clicking the link, the applicant accordingly will fill the details in the registration forms and will also update the necessary documents as asked in the form.
Step4–> At last, the applicants shall click on the “Submit button”.
After completing the entire above-mentioned step, the applicant can take the printout of the completed applicant form for future use.
Advantages under Swamitva Yojana Scheme
There are following advantages to get registered under the scheme
Rural people will be provided with the ownership records as proof of owning the land.
The villagers who are using populated lands on or after 25th of September, 2018, will be provided the following land, for which they will be qualified to get the land ownership records.
Under this scheme, the villagers will get ownership and records certificates of the possession of their property.
Working of the Swamitva Yojana work
Under this scheme of ownership, the residential land of the villagers will be measured by the drones.
Further, the drones will create a digital map of all the property within the jurisdiction of the village limits.
Also, it must be noted that the limit of each and every revenue block will be fixed
By the use of the drone technology, each and every house in the area is measured precisely
The state administration will generate a property card for every house in the village area.
Departments under PM Swamitva Yojna
The following are the 4 departments under Pradhan Mantri Swamitva Yojan:
Ministry of the Panchayati Raj
State Panchayati Raj Department
State Revenue Department
Survey of India
Main benefits and features of the Swamitva Yojana
The following are the benefits and features of this scheme:
The main aim of this Swamitva Yojana is to choose the record of the residential land and its ownership in rural areas in India.
The main need for this scheme is to arise after it is revealed that the villagers have no record of their residential lands and also they are not able to provide the necessary documents to prove the ownership. This scheme helped to record their residential land.
This Scheme has provided the right to property to the people in rural areas of the residential land.
It will help to reduce the land disputes arise over the land.
Under this scheme, the drones will be used for effectively measurement of the land.
To accomplish this purpose, the most advanced technology like Google mapping will be used.
When the record of the residential property is completed, then the tax is collected from the possessor of the property.
The money which is collected through the tax will be used for the rural infrastructure.
As all this process is conducted online, people will be able to check all the details regarding their property online itself.
All the details of the land will be shown on the village e-swaraj portal.
It is evident from the above discussion that the Prime Minister of India launched this scheme ‘Swamitva Yojana Scheme’ or in other words ownership scheme to map the residential land ownership in the villages of India using high-end technologies such as drones. This will facilitate the people living in the rural areas who can now take loans from their banks on their property in the village under PM Swamitva Scheme. Prime Minister Modi has also launch the E Gram portal with it on the National Panchayati Raj Day along with this scheme. Overall, this scheme will help the farmers and helps them to diminish the land disputes.
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